Growing up, the 4-letter word in our world was f**k.
Today it is FOMO.
The Fear Of Missing Out.
Missing out on the things our friends are doing.
Missing out on the experiences others are sharing.
Heck, missing out on some random dude posting on IG about some random person they met. And we are like, “Oh man, FOMO ho raha hai!”
There are just too many choices to choose from.
Because of social media, we have the ENTIRE WORLD telling us what they are up to.
And what we could potentially be doing.
It was some years back that Ravi, my nearbuy co-founder, introduced me to JOMO.
The Joy Of Missing Out.
When you miss out on something, you still have something else with you.
That precise moment, which is yours.
At that moment, when you see the picture of your friend enjoying, close your eyes and breathe in what you have.
Let go of what your friend might be going through.
Which most likely is also FOMO, from their other friend.
Remind yourself of this very moment you have with yourself.
As Naina from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani said:
“Life mein jitna bhi try karo, kuch na kuch toh chootega hi. Isliye yahin, isi pal ka mazza lete hain.”