We are indeed busy with all the "work of our hands” that feels thrust upon us. But why is it someone else's fault? How did we become so busy? How did we get to this place where the work of our hands rules us? I recently learned of new anxiety that may be a cause, or a symptom, of our busyness: FOMO. This acronym stands for the Fear of Missing Out. Students are said to be frantically checking their facebook pages to keep track of all the interesting and important things that others are doing, to make sure that they don't miss out on the fun, or get left out of the action. So the constant checking of the cell phone is not out of interest, but out of fear.
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