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
I have been wondering about Love again. Is it something spiritual or material. I mean there was a time when i considered it something of mind, of thought, of something close to god. And yet, it suddenly feels like a necessity like money, mobile etc.
Its as if, i sometimes have these sudden desperate want of love, and then at other times i shun it as if a unnecessary need. The same way we do try to avoid some of the luxuries of life. You want to abstain from it, abstain from the material needs. And then there are these impulsive moments when you long for all of it. Just like what happens with love.