FOMO is a real and strong phenomenon in the connected world. I worked very hard to build a great life for myself. I have a fulfilling career, a beautiful wife, two beautiful daughters, a nice home in a beautiful city, and several hobbies and activities that I am passionate about.
But you know what I regret? Not being French. Not being born a hundred or a thousand years in the future. Not being a kid anymore so I can experience that part of my life again. Not being an artist instead of a programmer.
By getting a glimpse into the infinite possibilities of life, I want to experience them all, and it bums me out that I won’t be able to. All I have is my own idyllic life, with my own singular history and future, and it’s claustrophobic.