FOMO? More like LOMO! What we wouldn’t do for a night alone with a glass of wine and some binge-worthy reality TV after a busy week…that is, until we spot Lauren P., Lauren W. and Jessica from sales all posting the same Insta story replete with margaritas. Is the office crew hanging out without us? Did our invite get lost in the mail? Heartbeat increases. Attention from the aforementioned reality TV series wanes. Now we just feel…crappy.
Haven’t we grown out of feeling left out? We wish. Some things, like that feeling of being excluded, stow away in our baggage and surprise us no matter how far we’ve moved on from the playground. But why don’t we outgrow it? We talked with an expert in psychology and neuroscience to understand what happens in our brains when Lauren P., Lauren W., and Jessica from sales hang out without us.