FEAR OF MISSING OUT (FOMO)
Fear of missing out or FOMO is another debris or side effect which comes along with the unnumbered advantages of the internet. FOMO was recognized and termed by Patrick Mc Ginnis. It’s recognition however gave the name to a stagnant mental state affecting the peace of mind, causing incompetence in work, or serious mental issues like depression.
Internet has it’s ways to bring out the best and the worst in people. However, for some it might seem a complete blessing relatively for others it is the very source of unease. With the fast-paced lives and networking, there is a constant fear in the subconscious mind of missing out on lives or experiences which others might be experiencing at the very same time. This might not only generate a feeling of negativity in the form of jealousy, high competition but could certainly lower the self-esteem and control of an individual.
The negative effects of that FOMO relatively have enlisted:
Losing peace of mind
One of the most important aspects of our lives today is avoiding the chaos and FOMO might constantly make you feel under threat or not good enough.
You might be forced to make a harmful decision even when not meaning to under the influence of what you see.
Formulating one’s ideas on the basis of a general perception or idea given.
Thinking less of oneself might restrict your capabilities.
Feeling threatened continuously or jealous towards the amount of appreciation someone else might be earning.
Looking at the term more closely it is relatively understood that something that we see creates a greater impact on our brain.Our senses are vital but as has been observed in most cases what might always seem might not always be. Therefore, this world full of pictures and the life of illusion one might be living online may as well contain filtered information.