King FOMO: A personal essay

Illustration of a girl looking sadly out her window at the city lights, while her cat paws at her.
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Sitting at my desk and poring over a new Word file, the phone beside me lights up at 10 p.m.  It’s a good friend, wondering if I can come out tonight with the others. They’ve all dressed up; the plan is set. I make the tough decision to stay in.
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FOMO 2.0

Off the Beat

It seems like an absolutely ridiculous perspective to have given up on my aspirations because I didn’t achieve my lofty expectations of true success. Yet, for the longest time, I completely forfeited any of my childhood’s ambitions, simply because they hadn’t followed my expected timeline.
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Just a few burning questions

Contrary to what it may seem, I am no relationship expert. If anything, I’m the exact opposite. I know that this is an earth-shattering revelation since all signs point to me being Cupid’s protégé … but alas, I wouldn’t know the first thing to do if one of those “relationship” things fell into my lap.
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Getting the last word

You’ve probably heard of “sonder.” It flooded our feeds as a cliche Instagram caption a few years back. It is, by definition, the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. And it’s also, according to its creator John Koeric, entirely made up.
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How deadly is FOMO?

FOMO, formally known as “fear of missing out,” is an epidemic that has swept the youth of the United States and has had particularly devastating effects on college students. This fear frequently kicks in when an individual finally begins the process of acknowledging that they are, in fact, in college to
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