Posts Tagged ‘Talent’

Addressing the background noise of life

“ In Washington DC, at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, a man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

After about four minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About four minutes later, the violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At six minutes, a young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At ten minutes, a three-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent – without exception – forced their children to move on quickly.

At forty-five minutes: The musician played continuously. Only six people stopped and listened for a short while. About twenty gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

After one hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

This experiment raised several questions:

In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

If so, do we stop to appreciate it?

Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made…

How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?”

The Love Rabbi-Yisroel Bernath

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Do you know vikaas topped in class exams? His parents do not give freedom like we do?”

The morning opens with an unannounced comparison showers that goes on till dawn and even camp for days. Sometimes wonder if the word unique exists in nature or got buried under the dictionary vocabulary. The skills do not require any mirror to reveal its talents similarly having seen others capability do not decide our purpose.

The leniency provided to others view weighs more than our own. Where to look at this problem and was it all imperative? Society abides by certain laws and operates it in a pattern which very few bother to take a risk of experimentation. The look has to be changed for in to get some effect and can be done through an open awareness program. It does not mean there should be an agenda, perhaps can present the solution through an existing visual media, that certainly has an outreach, thus avoid projecting as a new initiative.

Nobody could predict the future of computers until the silicon valley brings in rapid technological advancements. The point being allow the thoughts to try out new things and let it get expanded. What it unveils is a big mystery, not everything in this world is bought with money. There are people who stay uncompromising to get some answers for their quest of knowledge.

Having a uniqueness is a gift that has to be nurtured well. How many have watched Olympic games? Well, this is the first time have seen it in detail and have missed earlier telecast. That was because the focus was deviated on academics and the knowledge towards activities became narrowed down. Those who win medals are trained for years to get what they want and have never seen their countries giving importance for their achievements like our country.

When North Korea could not win the medals, the ruler commanded them to work in mines. So imagine where our country stands in terms of freedom and put it in right use. Uniqueness means cultivating thoughts on being inquisitive, efforts in practice, accepting the change, admittance in outcome. Those who follow this mantra will surely win laurels.

“Be the first diamond egg among the bunch of other golden eggs and ordinary eggs”!

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