This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Sep 24, 2013The 6 Stages Of Chronic FOMO Everyone ExperiencesFear Of Missing Out. It's a sickness, be nice.by LukeBaileyCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. You've decided to spend an evening at home. Maybe you're exhausted from your last night out Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF cdn.gifstache.com Maybe you're out of money Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF moneyaftergraduation.com Or you've just had enough of people Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com The point is, you're staying in tonight. Just so long as you can pretend that no-one else is doing anything fun. distilleryimage5.s3.amazonaws.com Sofa, stir-fry and an early night. 2. Then, what you were dreading happens. Your phone rings. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF reactiongifs.com It'd be rude not to pick it up, really. Someone, somewhere is doing something, and you're not a part of it Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF replygif.net All your worst fears confirmed. But you made a decision, and everyone else can do whatever the hell they want Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com And you can do whatever you want. At home. Alone. 3. But you're thinking about it now. Fun is being had. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com Everyone is out there, experiencing things You check Instagram, and everything is spectacular Apparently, the entire city has decided to head out for the greatest night of all time. And you're missing it. Someone is eating at a restaurant with food made by magic wp.streetwise.co Don't know what it is. Want it anyway. In a place where the delicious drinks flow freely, yet no-one is drunk Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com Your friends will be hanging out with celebrities buzzworthy.mtv.com That's Jay Z, Rashida Jones, Kanye, Tyler The Creator, Aziz Ansari, Justin Bieber and Kid Cudi. They're all there. They'll be at some crazy, impossibly awesome place Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF i1340.photobucket.com And everyone will be happy and beautiful Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com You are becoming less cool by the second, just by not being 'there,' wherever 'there' is. Meanwhile, you'll be at home Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com Whatever happens, it'll be an unforgettable night Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF gifido.com It'll be an experience With at least one crazy story you'll never be a part of It'll end with "Oh, I guess you had to be there..." 4. Suddenly, your plans are looking worse blogger.com A carefully crafted #stayingin Facebook update will do nothing to ease the pain Even Netflix is making fun of you 11points.com 5. You know what you have to do Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy.com Despite being tired and broke and not at all ready for this. Answer the phone... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF giphy.com Get psyched up... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF wordpress.com Get ready...fast Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF 1.media.collegehumor.cvcdn.com Head out! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF cdn.videogum.com THIS IS HAPPENING Everyone is so happy you're there. Time to have that once-in-a-lifetime night! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com 6. It's not very good. Still, you've learned your lesson - you won't be suckered in next time! assets.vice.com Except you will. Every time. Because you suffer from Chronic FOMO, and there is no known cure.