Being present.

Seth Godin has a short and very good article regarding persistent and insatiable need we seem to have to not miss out… or the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) as he calls it. This need drives our apparent addiction to electronic media, specially mobile social media, as we constantly check-in, status update, and comment/like on other peoples posts. I’m as guilty as the next of this, as I’m able to connect with (albeit in a more superficial way) with people I would otherwise never see. However, I often wonder how much this all detracts from being present in the current moment, and enjoying what is right in front of our face. ┬áIf anything, the Seth’s short post makes you pause for a moment and think — which is the point of it. Well done.