So one of the many magazines I get each month is Self and they had an interesting article last month that I decided to chit chat about! It is called “FOMO” = Fear Of Missing Out! They state that this is 100% brought on by social media ( I agree)…
“On the rare night that you’re grateful for a quiet evening in, you see a Facebook photo of your pals partying (no one invited you!) or a friend’s check-in at a cool new bar and you’re bummed…”
– Self (the mag, not me)
They also go on to talk about how the majority of people only present the “glossy” “upbeat” version of themselves online which leads us to feel like we don’t measure up……and how that leads to us being unsatisfied with our own lives from time to time?! I completely agree with the article BUT I think that on FB and your blog you can talk about what you are thankful for and how great your life as I do too from tim to time! But when that is all we hear and see you have to wonder…..I know I know who wants to announce the bad? I see both sides but how many times have you logged into Facebook and seen someone for the millionth time talk about how they are the “luckiest person in the whole wide world, God could not have made their life more perfect, they are so blessed, their kids and husband are truly perfect………” and that goes on and on! And I am sorry but I don’t buy it (most of the time)! I personally truly try to be real with this blog I don’t mind talking about the great, the good, the bad and the sad! I try to be relatable (try?)!! I try because I know that this bugs me and I don’t want others to feel the same way about me.
What are your thoughts on this article? Is this stupid? True? Do you disagree? Do you have “FOMO”?