Jul 18, 2019 - 8 min
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Fear of missing out has a more anxious sibling and could stop you going to social events. "Indecision when the decision is simple, or the options all acceptable, is the defining characteristic of “fear of better options” – or Fobo – a social phenomenon coined by Patrick McGinnis, a US venture capitalist and the man known for coining the term Fomo, or fear of missing out." Writing in the Guardian, Coco Khan explains what's behind fobo - the fear of better options.