Stop and listen to the virtuoso
How do we see the opportunities in front of us? The bombardment of signal to noise can be brutal; no one has time to stop, think, really plan. What a shame.
The Washington Post, with virtuoso vilolinist Joshua Bell, ran an experiment. Bell played his $4M violin in a busy DC Metro station while the Post filmed. How many people stopped to listen, to appreciate the genius playing for free just feet away? How many even flinched from their normal commute?
According to the hidden camera, almost 1,100 people walked by. Seven stopped even for a moment. The rest hustled right on by, missing the brilliance right next to them.
It is amazing the things we miss when we don’t stop and let the world in every once in a while. Want to read the fascinating article? Check it out here: http://wapo.st/9V4hcX