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Cheap new thrills can’t compare with a cup of tea

If it sounds counterintuitive to rejoice at the novelty wearing off, perhaps it’s because we confuse getting bored with getting familiar. Indeed, in a culture where novelty is highly prized, the two can easily be thought of as synonyms. But new is not always improved, and old is not always worn out.

Latest column in The Herald (published Tuesday)

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