I'm not quite sure if the fear of missing out on something is a trait you're born with, develop through the years or is just a problem that's come to light since social media became a part of our lives. One thing is for sure, though: social media makes that type of fear surface with every refresh of your Instagram feed.
For at least one second, 17,000 people are forced to think about and remember my father. Whether they knew him or not, they know me. They either learn for the first time that my father is no longer with us, or they reflect on their own memory of his passing. No matter what their thought process is, they are remembering my father too.