Monday, January 12, 2009

A True Story: Joshua Bell in the Washington Post experiment

A True Story

A man at a metro station in Washington started to play violin;

He played for about 45 minutes.

During that time, thousands of people went by.

A man stopped for a while and moved on.

The violinist received his first dollar tip:

A woman threw coins and walked away.

The most attention was paid by a 3 year old boy.

His mother pushed hard and the boy had to walk away.

This was repeated by several other children.

In the 45 minutes only 6 people stopped .

He collected $32. When he finished , no one noticed .

No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew that the violinist was Joshua Bell, the best violinist in the
world.

He played with a violin worth $ 3.5 million .

Two days before , Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston and the seats
average $100.

He got a standing ovation.

Joshua Bell playing incognito was organized by Washington Post as part of
an experiment about perception, taste and priorities of people.

Conclusions from this experience was:
If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians
in the world, how many other things are we missing?

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GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.
The least we can do as individuals is to motivate and inspire another human being!
Because a candle loses nothing by lighting another!
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Muhammad Ahmad Khan
Reiki Master & Master in Fourth Dimension
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