27 Jul '11, 8am

The FOMO Generation? Is 'Fear Of Missing Out' Destroying Happiness

The FOMO Generation? Is 'Fear Of Missing Out' Destroying Happiness

In past generations, people tried to keep up with the “Joneses,” their neighbors with a nicer yard, cuter kids, or a better car. But now thanks to LinkedIn and Facebook we have to keep up with the Joneses and the Shahs, Lees, Carters, Smiths, Levys and our hundreds of other acquaintances online. Increasingly my world is filled with overachievers who feel like underachievers. At a BBQ this week with a group of peers in their 30s I heard of folks struggling to find the right job, lamenting the lack of suitible partners, and feeling down on themselves for not reaching their full potential. But this was not an unaccomplished group. In the group there were individuals who had biked from Cairo to Cape Town (yes, the whole continent of Africa), served as an elite Army Ranger in Afghanistan, helped run presidential campaigns, rebuilt communities, raised millions of dollars for cha...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/07/fomo-generation-happi...

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