You could be suffering from FoMO this Christmas

rpm

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You could be suffering from FoMO this Christmas

The holiday season can be a traumatising time for many people, but spare a thought (or retweet) for those who strive to be a part of the cultural zeitgeist at the expense of all sanity and reason.

For these individuals, fear can be an incapacitating emotion caused not by spiders (arachnophobia), the colour white (leukophobia), or a fear of the numbers 666 (hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia), but rather a fear of missing out (FoMO).

Scholars consider FoMO a pervasive apprehension that one is absent for the rewarding experiences of others, and is characterised by a desire for continual connection with what others are doing.

For many people, it’s even harder to avoid social media than it is to avoid spiders, white or the devil’s number. And evidently these poor individuals are particularly vulnerable when Santa makes his annual pilgrimage to town, which boosts the Australian retail market to the tune of A$46.8 billion.
 

ITCynic

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Is it not FoMoCo ?

I remember that stamped on my old Ford Escort Panelvan carb back in the 80's
 
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bokdrol

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Research indicates that most family fights break out at around 4 pm on Christmas day.
there is a whole field of research on xmas for Danish scientists and the like......
 

supersunbird

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Research indicates that most family fights break out at around 4 pm on Christmas day.
there is a whole field of research on xmas for Danish scientists and the like......
How long they can stand each others enforced company? Hehe
 
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