Gringo View: Thank the Gods for Butterflies

Withdrawing from the time-driven routines that tend to shape our modern lives while embracing nature`s unchanging rhythms, raises interesting questions about the shape of our futures.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) No doubt some math geniuses have developed algorithms that accurately demonstrate this theory: the more times one hears something initially radical and exciting, the less it holds that fascination over time, or even seems to matter at all. Let`s call it the "accelerating boredom" principle, or maybe dumbing-down by repetition.

Many things used to have a perverse fascination to this "news" addict - horror movies; the childish and dangerous antics of Trump and Bolsonaro; the unacceptably multiplying numbers of Covid-19 victims; governments' failures to protect the lives of their citizens; even the warranted . . .

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