fomo: fear of missing outPosted: February 26, 2015
Living in New York is like being at some terrible late-night party. You’re tired, you’ve had a headache since you arrived, but you can’t leave because then you’d miss the party.
fomo: “fear of missing out”.
The fear that if you miss a party or event you will miss out on something great
dievca is getting old. she watches the young ones rush around and kill themselves to get to multiple events. she also watches her age group not commit to one event in a timely manner because they are worried that they might miss a “greater” event, never realizing how transparent and rude their actions seem.
Master and dievca both feel that – as there are responsibilities with being the host/hostess of an event — there are responsibilities of being a guest. Perhaps people forget about that behavior.
Master tries to be an excellent guest and He expects His dievca to be an excellent guest, too.
For an intimate event (smaller party in the home or venue):
Did you offer to help or bring something to the party?
Are you ready to converse, be pleasant and take part?
Can you, will you step in to help the host/hostess?
Can you, will you redirect conversations that have gone sour?
Can you, will you speak with the lonely person in the corner?
Did you avoid drinking too much?
Did you offer to help clean up at the end?
Did you say “Than You” or send a note?
This behavior is on dievca’s mind because she watched a party evening unfold — a great deal of fomo and selfishness was witnessed. It was painful to watch.
But, dievca did her part as a good guest — even to the letter of digging through her brain cells to talk “higher mathematics” with a lonely one in the corner. The smell of her stagnant math skills sizzled grossly upon start-up.
Then nice things happened: she received a lovely e-mail, an interesting book, a suggestion of an exhibition to see, two invitations to wonderful events, made an excellent contact and has chances for meeting new and unique friends.
Yes to pushing through and going out in NYC, No to fomo and Yes to being a good guest.