People Get Brain Fade

“This is what comes from the wrong kind of attentiveness. People get brain fade. This is because they’ve forgotten how to listen and look as children. They’ve forgotten how to collect data. In the psychic sense a forest fire on TV is on a lower plane than a ten-second spot for Automatic Dishwasher All. The commercial has deeper waves, deeper emanations. But we have reversed the relative significance of these things. This is why people’s eyes, ears, brains and nervous systems have grown weary. It’s a simple case of misuse.”
― Don DeLillo, White Noise

Fading, Peeling Mural, somewhere in Dallas, Texas

One response to “People Get Brain Fade

  1. And I’m feeling just that. I feel like my senses and thought processes have dulled recently. I wonder why… age or input overload. I sit down in the evening to do something creative and can’t seem to get the juices flowing. I typically revert to a state of watching YouTube videos and not giving much thought to anything else. I still remember, though, a time where my focus was much sharper and my ability to stay on my chosen task was much easier. I guess I need to learn how to use my faculties again, huh? 🙂

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