FOMO: The fear of missing out

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FOMO: The fear of missing out

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It’s nearly impossible to come across someone who doesn’t mind missing out on something fun. Of course, sometimes there are moods where you just want to stay home and do nothing, but overall, most people suffer from FOMO: the fear of missing out.

 

It’s a legitimate concern. Missing out on exciting things can be disappointing, especially when it is something you love to do.

 

FOMO is especially an issue among teenagers. It can apply to a lot of things such as gossip and drama, going to dances, or just hanging out with friends.

 

When you hear someone “spilling some tea”, it is not often that someone doesn’t want to hear everything also. Most people want to know everything that is going on, and this stems from FOMO.

 

Big contributors to FOMO in most high school students are high school dances. There is a fear among most people of not getting asked or not finding a date and not going to the dance. No one wants to miss out on the fun.

 

Keora Anderson shares that she used to have FOMO, but she “taught [herself] not to” simply because of everything that is going on.

 

Makenna Dibble, a senior at Riverton, shared, “My little sister has FOMO. She’s afraid to miss out on anything and will feel bad about it if she does for days after.”

 

It is impossible to be involved in everything, but some people have FOMO worse than others, and it can cause them to be be upset over missing out on things a lot.