Might be the news (YAY! News junkies), politics, sports scores (pick your sport – or pick all of them), fashion, pop culture, tech/geek stuff, favourite blogs/feeds, or ___________ (pick your subject).
Every minute we spend on our FOMO subject takes away from everything else. The most common FOMO pastime we are all familiar with is checking email – because we might miss something or see something too late.
Too late is an established term but its meaning has certainly shifted in this era of immediacy we function within. On those days we are out of touch because of where we are or some technology failure or outage we feel messed up. Some people have difficulty functioning or doing their jobs because they are suddenly without connection, without a non-technology system.
Get away for a year.
Or a day.
Stay completely unconnected awhile. Aside from your disconnection angst, that withdrawal from your connections – you might find time that you are missing so many other things you can be connected to too. The next step of consciousness for all of us is to co-exist in the connected world and the unconnected one at the same time without developing multiple personality disorder.
Comments always welcome - please contribute to the discussion. Reply to: email@example.com. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn. You can sign-up friends at: MarkMusing.com . This site is updated daily, each column is retained in the archive when the next day's column is loaded ...
I also publish FACILITYCalgary, weekly newsletter, free every Tuesday; to sign up, CLICK HERE