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FOMO : still 1,000 books to read before you die!

January 10, 2018

 

 

Fear of Missing Out books - the FOMO feeling.

 

Not sure if the word exists, but lately I'm suffering from "book stress". Don't misunderstand me. I love to read books. For professional reasons, I like to read books on innovation, marketing and branding. For pleasure, I love to read books on art, science and graphic novels. But, when I look up to my bookshelf (it's quite impressive, believe me), I feel so frustrated. I just can't keep up.

 

So many books out there, but no time to read! 

 

For instance, this year I would like to read some essential business books for the digital age. Cultbizztech made a nice list of 10 books to read (including Digital Transformation: A Model to Master Digital Disruption by Belgian authors Jo Caudron and Dado Van Peteghem). But how the hell am I going to read these 10 books when I'm still 20 books behind? And every week again, new brilliant reading lists appear in my social media stream! (Did I mention already my 2 little kids also need some attention - and they want me to read their books as well!)

 

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books. 

 

I heard this quote a while ago. Not sure if it's true, but what if social media is a part of your job? And why to choose between both anyway? 

 

Do you also end up with more books, and less time to read them? Let's start a support group: the FOMO Book Anonymous. So, we won't feel anonymous anymore.

 

It could be a first step to... just accepting we can't read always what we want.

 

Share, like, comment or drop a note and make the Fear of Missing Out more acceptable (by the way, "FOMO is the New Normal" could be a nice book title, isn't it?).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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