Newness Bias 🎨

Seeing things as more important because they are new

New knowledge is both a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing when you compare medieval to contemporary findings in medicine, ethics, physics. It is also a curse because we have a newness bias. New knowledge feels attractive largely because it is new. Even though it is so appealing and so tempting to share, in most cases, I am trying to resist the new. I am trying to select for the knowledge that has a long expiry date.

Did you ever saved articles to read for later tools like Instapaper or Pocket. Don’t they seem considerably less interesting after you look at them a couple of days later? I try to not to share things that I just read.