From today’s book: “…you’re guaranteed to miss out on almost every experience the world has to offer….” (p. 50 , Four Thousand Weeks, Picador .)
The full sentence is “Once you truly understand that you’re guaranteed to miss out on almost every experience the world has to offer, the fact that there are so many you still haven’t experienced stops feeling like a problem.” Burkeman writes quotable essays about the realistic limits of what any human being can accomplish. He deflates our plans to fit everything in, to put off important stuff until “later”, to act on FOMO (fear of missing out). He explains how to achieve the joy of missing out by exercising choice. Did you ever feel relieved that you weren’t invited to some event?