What a great post by Nicholas C. Rossis. I’m a JOMO. I don’t give a rat’s ass if I’m missing out. I’ve deleted my Facebook account, and I’m loving it (also considering which other social media site to delete). JOMOs like myself hate industry cocktail parties and making small talk with people you’ll never see again, also airline travel and new technology.
When I was in my first year at Uni, about a century ago or so, I took a summer job. For a few months, I was running a one-man quality control lab. I was responsible for taking daily samples of cement, processing it, and recording a number of data including temperature, moisture, etc.
This was the last job I ever held in an office, if it can even be considered that. Ever since, I’ve worked from home. Which is probably why a writer’s life suits me so well.
I thought of this when I came across an article on The Economist. Its author argued that workers, and possibly all people, can be divided into two groups. Those who like to be involved in everything and can be dubbed “FOMOS” because they suffer from a “fear of missing out”. And then there are those who would ideally want to be…
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