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.
The idea of minimalism is largely known to people in some form or other. However the term minimalism being used to represent this idea may not be very popular or mainstream. The interesting part though, in my personal experience, has been that those who do know the term minimalism have strong opinion on it. They might be strongly in favor of it and consider it a life enhancing tool or they might be strongly not in favor of this and consider it a waste of time and a blight on human nature.
I was largely unaware of this term a few years ago. And I don’t remember when I did start understanding the term but I remember calling myself a minimalist at least a few times in the last 5 years or so. I happened to watch a documentary, sometime in 2017, on Netflix called Minimalism and that helped coalesce some of my thoughts into more coherent opinions. If you would like to watch it, check out this website. Continue reading
It is quite likely that in the last hour you craved momentarily for something or someone or a feeling. It usually hits us out of the blue, sometimes lasting for one moment while at other times it lingers on. It could be a feeling of intense desire, it could be that sudden hunger for ice cream or it could be the strong urge to buy that phone.
Craving is defined as great or eager desire; yearning in Dictionary. Some of the common ways to describe a craving include using words like hunger, lust, urge, need etc. However I have been wondering on whether craving is a good thing or a bad thing.
On those empty green roads
No.. I done think I should call them that
The path of green gently trodden grass
That leads to an unknown place
It is not a path in space perhaps
But more like a gateway into another time
A time where there is no wrong
A soft glow of right all around
We the humans, you and me
We love to fight, love to kill
We kill for desire, for religion
For money and for revenge
We hate like its our birthright
We hate for love, hate for money
hate for vengeance and hate for purpose
They talk about a pyramid wrt to Psychology. A pyramid of needs and desires. Each level has to be fulfilled before we start comprehending the next. Most of us never realize that.
Most of us are born on one level and die at the same level. But then some of us are able to go either up or down the pyramid of needs. I cant comment if up is good or down is bad. It just is in a way.
Call it an emotion. Call it a way of life! A lot of us are here because of this. Reminds of the Delhi Police slogan : With You.For You.Always! ( I hope it was Delhi Police )
I have often come close to writing about lust but well I always got carried in emotion. Finally though I got there today. I pushed myself that no matter how hard is tries to seduce me, i would not give in to lust.
I have heard this often and so must have you. Money is the source of all evil. Its funny how we blame money. True it causes a lot of issues. True it creates complexities and chaos. Even more true is that greed exists. Yet i cant help but think of the words ‘to choose between bad and evil’. Its not a easy choice to make but that’s what we have to do.
Just imagine a world without money. It will be a total chaos. There will be no measure of value. How will you measure value? By 2 truckloads of salt or my love of moon! Does that make sense? For without the existence of money nothing that we see today is possible. How will we barter a space shuttle expedition with my sister’s education. How then will the limited resources be allocated for unending needs?