March 18: “The Fear of Missing Out”

Presented by: Julie Merrick

The acronym FOMO, which stands for the fear of missing out, was coined to represent the anxious feelings which arise from comparing our lives to others primarily through social media.

It is helpful to examine how this affects our well-being. We may feel insecure about our own choices; struggle to be present for and appreciative of, our blessings, or thrown off balance in a misguided attempt to have it all.

Fortunately, there is much we can do to counteract these effects, from answering some pertinent questions to embracing radical life acceptance. We can live more from a position of opting in, and so less from the fear of missing out.

Unitarian Universalism honors the differing paths we each travel. Our congregations are places where we celebrate, support, and challenge one another as we continue on our spiritual journeys.

Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; justice, equality and compassion in human relations; and acceptance of one another.

Newcomers of all religious paths or none at all are always welcome. We are handicapped accessible. Please park in the rear of the building. Child care is available.

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