After the fear of missing out, there is now the idea of the joy of missing out, the JoMO.

It’s extremely satisfying to extract oneself from the stream of actions of the world, without worrying about missing out on anything. Missing out is a false belief. There is nothing outside your own experience. Your very own idiosyncrasy is enough.

It’s like the Buddhist philosophy of emptiness. Dare to be idle and still.

Muße – Otium.

It’s not as easy as it seems, doing nothing and doing it well. I enjoy doodling to feel idle and at peace.

Too lazy to be ambitious, I let the world take care of itself. Ten days’ worth of rice in my bag; a bundle of twigs by the fireplace. Why chatter about delusion and enlightenment? Listening to the night rain on my roof, I sit comfortably, with both legs stretched out.

Ryōkan Taigu 良寛大愚