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 it seems our minds are made to select for new information even at a steep cost of its quality.
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.
Old name: Newness bias