No no to FOMO*!

Friday - - Society Living Leisure -

Ev­ery time I go out to din­ner I get ex­cited. It’s not nec­es­sar­ily about the food I’m go­ing to or­der, as I’m per­pet­u­ally on a diet, but I know that as soon as those de­li­cious dishes start ar­riv­ing, I’ll be shar­ing them on In­sta­gram, Twit­ter, Face­book and Whats App. Gor­geous starter? That’ll guar­an­tee 20 likes. An ex­pen­sive main – per­haps that’ll be retweeted by some of my fol­low­ers. And a dodgy dessert? No prob­lem, I can just add a fil­ter, a frame and – voila! – it looks good enough to eat.

I’m lucky that I get to try out the best restau­rants, travel the globe and meet in­ter­est­ing peo­ple thanks to hav­ing the best job in the world, so I would never suf­fer from FOMO (*Fear Of Miss­ing Out). But, as our re­port on page 84 ex­plains, plenty of peo­ple fake get­ting ready for nights out or can’t re­lax at par­ties and events in case ev­ery­one is hav­ing more fun else­where.

It’s time we all re­alised what’s im­por­tant in life – and it’s our friends and fam­ily, not our so­cial me­dia ‘au­di­ence’. Spend­ing time with my hus­band and chil­dren (and even my dog) might not seem as glam­orous as the lat­est launch or event but, be­lieve me, they’re the most pre­cious times I would never want to miss. Un­til next week,

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