Fixing A JavaScript SyntaxError - Cannot use import statement outside a module Error

Credit where it's due, these are the notes I took straight from this page by Kevin Leary

Node defaults CommonJS.

That means it uses `require` instead of `import`.

You'll need to switch to treating code as `ECMAScript modules` if you want to use `import`.

You can do that by:

1. Switching your file extension from `.js` to `.mjs` 2. Add `"type": "module"` to `package.json`, or 3. Run your script with `node --input-type module`

You can't use both `import` and `require`. You'll have to choose one or the other. (NOTE: I'm pretty sure there is a way to use both with a loader in at least React/Next if not vanialla)