Sound of the true

“The sound of the true is drowned out by the noise of the new.” | Eric Weiner in The Socrates Express.

A beautiful articulation of Arthur Schopenhauer’s riff on our urge to seek the new.

It is one of those reflections that has became infinitely more powerful since Schopenhauer’s time.

PS: In case you’re curious about the original reflection – No greater mistake can be made than to imagine that what has been written latest is always the more correct; that what is written later on is an improvement on what was written previously; and that every change means progress. Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.