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 . . .