January 12, 2023Lifelong Learning

#82: Practice JOMO

I started watching How I Met Your Father last night.

In one of the episodes, Sophie mentioned "JOMO." It's the opposite of FOMO (fear of missing out): the joy of missing out.

It reminded me of how I used to read books super fast for the sake of finishing the book and starting another one, making sure I'm not getting left behind and am updated with the latest concepts. The consequence of that is a "completed" book list to brag about—yet little information retained in my mind.

But eventually, I've learned that we don't always have to keep accumulating knowledge for the sake of it. We can be intentional with what we want to learn because we don't have all the time in the world to actually know everything. It's just impossible!

Now I don't mind not reading a book no matter how popular it is. I read what I'm interested in and quit books that bore me. Oh, the joy of missing out!

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Hi, and thanks for reading! I'm Kishly, a cheerleader of creatives and copywriter turned marketing strategist. Bookmark this blog to read my daily atomic essays on marketing, compassionate productivity, creative living, and lifelong learning. Or subscribe to Process, my weekly-ish newsletter for young adults (and the young at heart) in pursuit of wisdom and wonder. ✨

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