UNDATED PHOTO: Actors Courteney Cox Arquette (L), Jennifer Aniston (C) and Matthew Perry are shown in a scene from the NBC series "Friends". The series received 11 Emmy nominations, including outstanding comedy series, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences July 18, 2002 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Warner Bros. Television/Getty Images)

Most people want to be liked. They need enjoy social interaction. It starts when you’re young. Parents take kids to play groups, then pre-school, then regular school. Then kids play all kinds of sports, take art lessons, etc.

The point is that humans are social animals. When you add in social media the game changes. You’re heard the term “FOMO” – the fear of missing out. Who wants to be alone when everyone else is out having fun? It turns out, you’re most likely more popular than you imagine!

New Harvard Study: You're Probably More Popular Than You Think You Are

Your FOMO is making you miserable, and what's worse, it's probably groundless. BY Jessica Stillman - 29 Sep 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images People have probably been experiencing the fear of missing out since the dawn of the human race, but it took our social media saturated age for the timeless worry of social exclusion to be worthy of an acronym.

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