The world is connected. With wifi even plumbing the depths of the London underground, it has become an option to never switch off, to never ‘miss out’. And people have really started to realise how dangerous that is. To live life connected to a virtual version of others’ lives & constantly switched on to a tailored version of the world is unhealthy.
Hence the new trend for ‘mindfulness’ and the ‘Joy of Missing Out (JOMO)’. A recent article in the Huffington Post notes that those in the most hectic & media centred professions are being encouraged to draw back & take a moment for themselves:
‘Westminster MPs are taking mindfulness classes, while the Bank of England is holding meditation lessons for its employees.’ Read More