The God Shaped Hole….

The God Shaped Hole….

A few months ago Oxford Dictionaries Online added the acronym FOMO to its catalog of words.  FOMO stands for “fear of missing out”–it’s the anxiety that rises up in us when we think that we may be missing out on a party or an event or really any kind of social interaction.  It’s that nagging feeling that has us squeezing two parties into the same night instead of just relaxing and being fully present at one, or checking email when we’re in the middle of a dinner out with friends, or interrupting a phone call to answer a call on the other line.  The irony is that we are willing to disconnect from the people we’re with so as not to let a potentially more satisfying interaction pass us by.