Is it fomo or jomo for you?
Fabulous new words keep appearing in our vocabulary – words specifically designed to explain the cyber world.
First we had FOMO = the Fear of Missing out
now JOMO = the Joy of Missing Out
FOMO relates to those who are so hooked to technology, latest releases, apps, social media – you know the ones who are always looking down and connecting to the cyber world to which they have become addicted. To live within the boundaries of a niggling need to know and be known; to deflect the fear of missing out. Oh how sad to live by the ratings of others.
How my heart sang to know it is now OK to live with JOMO; in fact the shift to JOMO is encouraged. Now it is quite OK to leave your phone on silent, to have a day away from the screen; to cancel your connection to social media.
Well I never entered the FOMO world and have apparently been living in blissful JOMO without knowing it – who knew? I have stayed; happily so, with a conscious decision to side step the deeper cyber world. A web-page is as public as it gets for me.
Rather normal I thought; to be grounded, a gardener, sit and read a book, cup of tea and a chat type person – now at last I am in fashion.