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Washington, DC Metro Station, on a coad
January morning in 2007.
The man with a violin played six Bach
pieces for about 45 minutes. During that
time approx. 2 thousand peopie tent:
through the station, most of them on their
way to work.
After 3 minutes a middie aged man noticed
there was a musician playing. He scoped
his pace and stopped for a few seconds and
then hurried to meet his schedule.
4 minutes Tater:
the violinist received his first dollar: a
naman threw the money in the hat and,
without stopping, continued to wack.
6 minutes:
A young man Deaned against the to
kisten to him, then booked at his watch
and started to wack again.
10 minutes:
A oad boy stopped but his mother
tugged him abong , The kid
stopped to Took at the violinist again,
but the mother pushed hard and the child
continued to wack, turning his head
the time. This action was repeated by
several other children. Every parent,
without exception, forced their children
to move on quickly.
45 minutes:
The musician played continuously. okily ti
peopie stopped and Listened for a short
About 20 gave money but continued
to wack at their normar pace. The man
collected a total of .
1 hour:
He finished playing and sicence took over.
No one noticed,, No one applauded, nor was
there any recognition.
No one knew this, but the violinist was
Joshua , one of the greatest musicians
in the wordd. He played one of the most
intricate pieces ever written, with a
violin worth . 5 miliion dollars.
Two days before Joshua sotd out a
theater in Boston Isheep the seats averaged
Joshua playing incognito in the metro
station was organized by the Washington
Post as part of a social experiment about
perception, taste and peopie' s priorities.
The questions raised: in a common peace
environment at an inappropriate hour', do
we perceive beauty? Do we stop to
appreciate it? Do Alt? recognize talent in
an unexpected context?
One possible conclusion reached from this
experiment courd be this:
If we do not have a moment to stop and
Testen to one of the best musicians in the
wordd, playing some of the finest music
ever written, with one of the most
instruments ever made....
How many other things are we missing?
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#118 - mintberrycrunch (08/22/2011) [-]
once i saw a guy playing a violin. i stopped and asked him why in all of the world would he pick this spot. this very spot that you chose to play this fine peice of art. and then he said "who are you and why are you in my house?" hen i took a **** on his furniture. life is good.
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#100 to #7 - mmgmm (08/22/2011) [-]
and this situation is only getting worse..just think what will happen 10 years in the future.
User avatar #189 to #7 - setherous (08/22/2011) [-]
You have it right good sir, Kids these days don't appreciate much and it truly irritates me ):
User avatar #212 to #7 - ningyoaijin (08/22/2011) [-]
That being said, it doesn't mean people can't have musical preferences. I don't think there's anything wrong with liking popular music you can understand... I mean, I listen to pretty much nothing but J-Pop because it's just my taste, and nobody's going to convince me that it's any worse than that Metallica stuff most people listen to nowadays.
#323 to #7 - LolWutStylinOnU (08/22/2011) [-]
you deserve more thumbs than anything ever.
#442 to #7 - tabarnacos (08/23/2011) [-]
that's society
User avatar #170 to #7 - chiknbane (08/22/2011) [-]
You'd probably like Explosions in The Sky - real, good music. Try it.
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#109 to #7 - doctorpie (08/22/2011) [-]
"people don't care about beauty in music anymore."

great blanket statement
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#48 to #7 - Hydra (08/22/2011) [-]
Well said.
Well said.
User avatar #19 to #7 - blackzero (08/22/2011) [-]
everythings already been done. all people do now is remix **** anyway. i never hear anything original, OC, in my life! HA! a joke. it's all been done somewhere before. all the music sounds the same but no i don't listen to the new **** . a couple songs from the past five years do me just fine. and as for movies, good sir, you could not be more right. they either have to be bloody simple for the drones or for the hipsters (who are drones too. if you think about it, sheep are dancing to the beat and hipsters are dancing to the offbeat. doing the same thing with a different guise) they have to be retarded. i saw inception. ******* hated it. i just wanted to sit back and enjoy something fairly simple. if i wanted to provoke thought I'd read a book. but yes. good post. thumbs for all. pip pip cherio.

tl;dr : miss out on topic
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User avatar #21 to #20 - blackzero (08/22/2011) [-]
yep. thats pretty much it. the only thing they can say is ' i did that before it was cool' then everyones like 'lolol shutup newfag'
#10 to #7 - NolanNasty (08/22/2011) [-]
thankyou my good sir =D
thankyou my good sir =D
User avatar #11 to #7 - spearpwi (08/22/2011) [-]
Favourited.
#17 to #7 - idontlikecake (08/22/2011) [-]
beautifully said, my good man
beautifully said, my good man
#365 - cultofcthulhu (08/22/2011) [-]
Mother nature is like "SLOOOOOOOOOOOW DOOOOOOOOWN"
So you say " **** YOU" and kick he in the face with your ENERGY LEGS!!!
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User avatar #377 to #365 - SpectralSpon (08/22/2011) [-]
and you'll run as fast as KENYANS
#62 - hudat (08/22/2011) [-]
From what i just read i can say that it seems like children notice this more then adult thus meaning that children notice more things then we do.... the mind of a child is quite amazing at times.
#70 to #62 - musicfreakkk (08/22/2011) [-]
That's actually true. Children notice things around them more because they have a greater capacity for making connections. This is because as you get older, neurons that control synapses die, along with the fact that society molds your brain to only connect certain things.
EX. 25 adults were asked what a pig and a stop sign have in common. There were 2 different answers. 25 kindergartners were asked, there were 25 different answers.
The more you know.
#74 to #70 - vitaminboy (08/22/2011) [-]
wtf were the 2 adult answers..?
#75 to #74 - musicfreakkk (08/22/2011) [-]
One was if you see a pig or a stop sign in a road you'd stop. I think the other had something to do with how they are shades of red. I don't know the second one for sure.
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#64 - Rukioish ONLINE (08/22/2011) [-]
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User avatar #194 - Athenaenvy (08/22/2011) [-]
YOU'LL BE MOVING SO FAST MOTHER NATURE WILL BE LIKE "sloooowwww dowwwnn" AND YOU'LL BE LIKE " ******* !!!!" AND KICK HER IN THE FACE WITH YOUR -ENERGY LEGS-
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User avatar #215 to #206 - Athenaenvy (08/22/2011) [-]
ELECTROLITES, TURBOLIGHTS POWERLIGHTS MORE LIGHTS THAN -YOUR BODY HAS ROOM FORRRRR-
SOUND THE ALARM
YOU'RE GONNA BE
-UNCOMFORTABLY ENERGETIC!!!-
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User avatar #241 to #224 - Athenaenvy (08/22/2011) [-]
GIVE POWERTHIRST TO YOUR BABIES AND THEY'LL BE RUNNING -ABNORMALLY FAST-
THEY'LL RUN AS FAST AS -KENYANS-
AND THEY'LL RACE AGAINST ACTUAL- KENYANS-
PEOPLE WILL SEE THEM RUNNING AND THINK THEY'RE -KENYANS-
AND THEN THEY'LL TYE AND GET DEPORTED BACK TO -KENYAAAAAAA-

(i kinda messed that up a little.... but you understand the point)
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#35 - nekrokina (08/22/2011) [-]
Holy 			****		. He has like 4 chins!
Holy **** . He has like 4 chins!
#421 - darkstarz (08/22/2011) [-]
**darkstarz rolls 22**
#149 - lancecripple ONLINE (08/22/2011) [-]
**lancecripple rolls 00**
#152 to #149 - Flaminggator (08/22/2011) [-]
The dubs remind me of his eyes.
#84 - zetsumeitaka (08/22/2011) [-]
a 3.5 million dollar violin... Has to be a Stradivarius.
a 3.5 million dollar violin... Has to be a Stradivarius.
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User avatar #111 to #84 - themanwithnoplan (08/22/2011) [-]
" i saw it on pawn stars, So i must be an expert."
User avatar #472 to #111 - zetsumeitaka (08/23/2011) [-]
Never seen pawn stars. I'm a musician.
User avatar #264 - CityKid (08/22/2011) [-]
I bet if it was lil wayne or soulja boy all those white kid wanna be gangstas would have stopped and listened and all those moms would have stopped to suck his dick.
#247 - cvaughan (08/22/2011) [-]
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
#57 - sixtail (08/22/2011) [-]
that was deep
#409 - anon (08/22/2011) [-]
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User avatar #68 - jinchuuriki (08/22/2011) [-]
Well it isn't like people just don't need to go to work...
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