Fear of missing out is defined on Wikipedia as “a pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent”. This social anxiety is characterized by “a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing”.
Before I started writing this blog I thought it was just a cultural term that’s become popular but on reading a bit more about it, I realized that is an actual social anxiety and can become a serious threat to psychological stability of people.
Its been sometime since I have written. A possible explanation as provided by one of my Chinese friends is ‘You are Happy’. If i try to analyze this statement, well yeah i have been happy and hence did not really have the urge to write. I have been happy about a lot of things. I have been sad a bit too. But i have not needed to write because maybe I had an outlet to vent out my frustration. ( Nothing serious, it might just be my new secret iPad)
Its almost 2pm, just about the middle of a normal work day for most. Yet for some days now, this is a very dangerous time for me. Its almost around this time that i start going into a indescribable state of mind. There is no way i can think of work. Its just a matter of passing time till the evening, and i start back home.
Its about 4 months since i have started working. The experience has been a mixed bag. There has been times of fun, and yet times of extreme pressure. I have tasted both the flavors. But it isn’t really what i want perhaps. I started the job with the idea that thing will be boring, but i will manage. Initially there was some excitement, so much to learn, the boring trainings. But i got through all of them okay. But now that i have settled into daily routine of job, i cant find peace.