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2022-05-20 1:30:14 PM  
TF is only $5, kids
 
2022-05-20 1:57:47 PM  
Smoke some weed and chill the fark out.
 
2022-05-20 2:12:27 PM  
Turn 50
 
2022-05-20 2:13:48 PM  
Knee in the groin?
 
2022-05-20 2:13:53 PM  
Accept that you will not be present for most things that happen in the world and whatever you think you're missing didn't matter that much anyway.
 
2022-05-20 2:13:59 PM  
Don't be poor.
 
2022-05-20 2:14:05 PM  
Didn't NPR used to be a respected news source. Or was I just fooled by all the middle aged white liberals wearing black turtlenecks?
 
2022-05-20 2:14:20 PM  
Watch netflix, NO FOMO!
 
2022-05-20 2:15:25 PM  
Staying in on a Friday night feels like a good idea - you could really use the "alone time" after a busy week - until you get on Instagram. You see your friends having a blast at that cool bar you've been wanting to try, then comes a post from a buddy from college snuggling with their adorable new rescue dog and you start watching another friend's story before they set out on an exciting road trip.


I don't use Instagram, quit drinking, don't have any friends, and often don't know which day of the week it is.
 
2022-05-20 2:15:47 PM  
step 1: recognize the vast majority of people are totally ignorant dumb arse behaving as just reactionary animals.

done in one.

cause as soon a that is your reality, of course nothing the dumb arses are doing is anything to worry you are missing out on. Whatever it is, of course it's dumbarse chit, you ain't missing nothing.
 
2022-05-20 2:17:51 PM  
Just get used to missing out, being always the last, always being the loser, not getting what you want, always having the disadvantage, not having enough to get something. Get used to disappointment. Once you're used to that kind of life, you'll never have to worry about missing out on anything because you expect it already.
 
2022-05-20 2:19:53 PM  
I had no idea FOMO was a thing.

Guess ive been missing out.
 
2022-05-20 2:20:50 PM  
There's a whole raft of 'reality' programming out there - Hoarders to Cops to Springer back in the day to "awful council-estate ASBOs on benefits" (the UK has a *lot* of shows like that) all designed to make you go "well, Jesus, I don't know what I'm worried about then".
 
2022-05-20 2:22:28 PM  

TheSubjunctive: There's a whole raft of 'reality' programming out there - Hoarders to Cops to Springer back in the day to "awful council-estate ASBOs on benefits" (the UK has a *lot* of shows like that) all designed to make you go "well, Jesus, I don't know what I'm worried about then".


You can always be worried about the baggage retrieval system they've got at Heathrow.
 
2022-05-20 2:22:29 PM  

chewd: I had no idea FOMO was a thing.

Guess ive been missing out.


Yeah, right there with you.  It's sure not a thing for me.
 
2022-05-20 2:22:57 PM  

GreenSun: Just get used to missing out, being always the last, always being the loser, not getting what you want, always having the disadvantage, not having enough to get something. Get used to disappointment. Once you're used to that kind of life, you'll never have to worry about missing out on anything because you expect it already.


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2022-05-20 2:23:01 PM  

cleek: Turn 50


shiat I started going full hermit in my late 20s, no ragerts.

/dear god, I've wasted nearly 20 years here
 
2022-05-20 2:33:10 PM  

vudukungfu: TF is only $5, kids


$10, but who's counting?
 
2022-05-20 2:35:09 PM  

Jesterling: /dear god, I've wasted nearly 20 years here


"wasted" or "not missed out"?

/why yes, the glass is half full
//fill 'er up some more please bartender
 
2022-05-20 2:35:36 PM  
When I was in my early twenties, I had to fight off Fomos because,while I was in great physical shape, I was into girls.  But since I got older, I don't have problems fight them off...
 
2022-05-20 2:36:20 PM  
Step the first- don't use social media
Step the second- there is always an active fark thread to hang out in
Step the third- profit?
 
2022-05-20 2:40:15 PM  
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2022-05-20 2:40:27 PM  
1. just take on far more risk than you're in fact willing to take on. it's a proven #winner
 
2022-05-20 2:41:17 PM  
I didn't think Farkers ever left the house
I really don't think this is a problem here.
 
2022-05-20 2:50:06 PM  
I took my first step in fighting FOMO, by not reading the article.
 
2022-05-20 2:51:15 PM  
Fomo? This is a thing? Pussification of America continues.
 
2022-05-20 2:53:51 PM  

Arkanaut: Knee in the groin?


Boot to the head?
 
2022-05-20 2:54:28 PM  
What if nothing is really going on out there?  What am I missing?
 
2022-05-20 3:10:49 PM  
I shield myself from FOMO by using the awesome power of IDGAF.
 
2022-05-20 3:18:40 PM  

TypoFlyspray: Fomo? This is a thing? Pussification of America continues.


It has always been here. What do you think 'keeping up with the Jones-es' is? The fear of missing out.
 
2022-05-20 3:24:30 PM  
Nah, I'm not missing out on anything. I'm with Gordon Bennett on this.
 
2022-05-20 3:31:03 PM  
Just live  your best authentic life enjoying the things you like.
Don't sit at home like a mope watching other people do the things you wish you were doing.
 
2022-05-20 3:32:19 PM  

God's Hobo Penis: TypoFlyspray: Fomo? This is a thing? Pussification of America continues.

It has always been here. What do you think 'keeping up with the Jones-es' is? The fear of missing out.


The Jones-es down the street just got a new family truckster!

Must go faster shopping.
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2022-05-20 4:54:31 PM  

God's Hobo Penis: TypoFlyspray: Fomo? This is a thing? Pussification of America continues.

It has always been here. What do you think 'keeping up with the Jones-es' is? The fear of missing out.


Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales and stare at the beautiful women.

IIRC KUwtJ was more about projecting a socioeconomic status that enriching one's experience or palliating one's failing sense of self worth.  More Potlatch than Drum Circle, if you will. So not quite the same as FOMO.

/  I don't think so.
// She's looking at me.
/// Tres
 
2022-05-20 4:55:21 PM  

rfenster: God's Hobo Penis: TypoFlyspray: Fomo? This is a thing? Pussification of America continues.

It has always been here. What do you think 'keeping up with the Jones-es' is? The fear of missing out.

The Jones-es down the street just got a new family truckster!

Must go faster shopping.
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Must get better Antivirus Software....
 
2022-05-20 5:09:29 PM  
I always thought FOMO == fark Off, Move On. I mean -- the F *has* to be fark, right?
 
2022-05-20 6:51:07 PM  
I don't have FOMO. I have DIDA. Disinterest in doing anything.
 
2022-05-20 7:13:00 PM  
As soon as I saw this headline, I just had to click.
 
2022-05-20 8:23:00 PM  
Simple: FOFO
 
2022-05-20 8:27:54 PM  
Do you or a loved one suffer from FOMO? You might be entitled to a cash settlement.
 
2022-05-20 10:49:04 PM  
I'm a loafer not a fighter.
 
2022-05-21 12:09:56 AM  
another way to fight back is to stop watching TV reviews.
 
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