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Post by eddie on Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:13 pm

I came across the abbreviation FOMOMG for the first time this weekend. Coined by the model, designer and writer Leomie Anderson, FOMOMG (Fear of Missing Out on My Goals) reflects her feeling that she is running out of time to accomplish her dreams.

This is something I can really identify with; I definitely thought I would have a Bafta by now. I spoke to my teenage cousins about their life goals and by the time they are my age they want holiday homes abroad, million-pound salaries and supercars – when did such wildly ambitious goals become a normal part of millennial life? The three of them are obsessed with Instagram and Snapchat, obsessed with how their peers view their lives. Immense wealth is a nice idea, but with more graduates than ever before having to do internships before making any kind of salary, a more realistic goal list might be in order. No 1: move out of Mum’s house.

It got me thinking about the list I created as a teenager. I wasn’t quite as ambitious as the youth of today, but I certainly had hope. First off: “A house, maybe two, by 30.” How precocious. No wonder I wasn’t popular. This hasn’t worked out perfectly. At 32, I live with my partner in a rented, ex-council flat in east London. While we talk about getting on the property ladder on a daily basis, it doesn’t get us any closer. It seems that, if I’m ever able to buy a house at all, I’ll manage it just before I die – so, at least my future children (if I can ever afford them) can inherit it. That’s a firm cross through ambition No 1, then.


”Never before have we been able to stalk others so openly. Once upon a time, if you wanted to find out what Karen from school had done with her life, you would have to track her down and befriend her (or hide in her bins). Now, a few clicks and you can see she is happily married, has two beautiful kids and a handsome husband and has been on two trips abroad this year. It’s very easy to become jealous of people’s Instagram-filtered life. It’s easy to be overcome with Fomo.”


Lots more on the link: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/23/suffering-from-fomomg-its-time-to-throw-away-your-list-of-life-goals


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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:23 pm

I don't think I had any goals, other than short-term ones like pass exams, etc. Laughing

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Post by Vintage on Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:36 pm

Mine are probably the goals everyone has eventually, survival in good health for as long as possible and a swift and painless passing from this life when necessary. Sorry if its a bit morbid.

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Post by *THE Ben Reilly* on Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:45 pm

Fuck that shit, I'm still gonna be a huge rock star one day.

Need to get a band, man.

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Post by Syl on Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:49 pm

I never had any goals, just took life as it came and I still do.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:01 am

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I don't do "life goals", either. Never have, never will (too late now, anyways)..

Leave that stuff to the materialistic and angst-ridden "go-getters" with their trophy spouses, 'cacooned' brats, skyhigh mortgages, Instagrammed 6-day "holidays" and early heart attacks..

Fitzbits,  daily calendars, designer clothes and 2-year car leases.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:09 am

Life goals are a bit like football goals. They're generally only achieved by a lucky break, a lack of attention from the opposition, and a lucky dive the wrong way by the person trying to stop you getting the goal. Laughing

I do think it's good to have some small goals though, otherwise you just trudge on every day repeating what you did the day before. This is why people go on diets, take up going to the gym every new year for a couple of weeks, and start decluttering their houses.

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Post by Syl on Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:56 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:Life goals are a bit like football goals. They're generally only achieved by a lucky break, a lack of attention from the opposition, and a lucky dive the wrong way by the person trying to stop you getting the goal. Laughing

I do think it's good to have some small goals though, otherwise you just trudge on every day repeating what you did the day before. This is why people go on diets, take up going to the gym every new year for a couple of weeks, and start decluttering their houses.

I dont really agree with that.
Not having goals doesnt mean you get stuck in a rut, it means you can take any opportunity that comes your way because it will never interfere with any long or short term plans.
Having goals is good for some...ambitious people probably get further in their careers and possibly earn more money....they probably have more stress though..

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:12 pm

Syl wrote:
Raggamuffin wrote:Life goals are a bit like football goals. They're generally only achieved by a lucky break, a lack of attention from the opposition, and a lucky dive the wrong way by the person trying to stop you getting the goal. Laughing

I do think it's good to have some small goals though, otherwise you just trudge on every day repeating what you did the day before. This is why people go on diets, take up going to the gym every new year for a couple of weeks, and start decluttering their houses.

I dont really agree with that.
Not having goals doesnt mean you get stuck in a rut, it means you can take any opportunity that comes your way because it will never interfere with any long or short term plans.
Having goals is good for some...ambitious people probably get further in their careers and possibly earn more money....they probably have more stress though..

Not everyone gets those opportunities coming their way though, so they do trudge on day after day. Small goals prevent life becoming stagnant.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:11 pm

Goals, shmoals
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