Is new the gold?

Recently a new version of a popular song was launched in India.

The old version was a super hit, and was composed by one of the renowned names in the music industry.

Almost every Influencer on social media posted about how they adored the old version and the current version was lame. Yet the new version, as of this writing has 32Mn views on YouTube versus the old one having 26Mn.

If the old version was rightly more melodic, and everyone so rightly agreed to it, why is there a dramatic difference in the number of views they have?

Is it because it is easier to criticise and people were just exploring the facts to be rightly sure of it?

Or is it because we realise the importance of something great when we are served with something worse?

Or maybe, the mind loves consuming dancing cat videos more than a great inspirational talk – because consuming great content requires responsibility?

It could be any or all of them, yet it shows how much power we as humans are blessed with.

We can twist the wheel in any direction. The question is, which one we choose today?