Stop and Listening this Story

This is remarkable. Please take a moment to read:

A man sitting at the station in Washington DC and began playing the violin. When it is cold January morning. 

He played six Bach for about 45 minutes. In that time, because during rush hour, in the estimate there are about 1,100 people pass through the station, many of them in the course of work.

Three minutes went by, and there is an old man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed, and stopped a few seconds, and then immediately rush to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first one dollar tips. a woman threw the money without having to stop and continued walking.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. It is clear that he was late for work.

Someone who really is concerned with a 3-year-old boy. His mother took him along, hurried but the child stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother encourage the strong, and the child is re-run, turning his head. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced them to go running.

Within 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and silence for a moment. About 20 people gave money, but continued to walk in their normal pace. He collected $ 32. When he finished playing and silence came, no one would notice. No one applauded, or there are any awards.

No one knows, that the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He has just played one most complicated music ever written, in a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell playing in a theater in Boston with tickets sold out with an average price of $ 100.

This is the real story. Joshua Bell disguise for playing in the station and the event organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and priorities of the people.

Experimental material is: in a common environment at an inappropriate time: Do we appreciate a beauty?
Do we stop to appreciate it?
Will we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion can be drawn from this experiment are:

If we do not have time to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things that we have lost?

Stop and listen.
Often times we move too fast and in a hurry so that we lost so many precious things in our lives.

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