Diese interessante „Studie“ habe ich vor einiger Zeit auf facebook entdeckt und gepostet. Ich fand das Experiment sehr interessant, denn es sagt so viel über uns Menschen und unser Wertegefühl aus.
Ist Etwas (was auch immer) nur etwas wert wenn es finanziell bewertet wird, sprich eine Preisangabe darauf zu finden ist?
Leider kann ich das Ganze nicht verlinken aber das kurze Video über facebook findet Ihr hier:
Heute habe ich den Beitrag für einen Kommentar übersetzt und deshalb das Ganze hier auf Englisch:
At a metro station in Washington DC on a January morning in 2017 a man played on his violin six pieces by Bach for 45 minutes.
During this time about 2000 people passed through the station, most of them on their way to work.
After 3 minutes a passer-by noticed the music.
For a few seconds only his step slowed, only to quickly resume his way to work.
4 minutes later: The violinist receives his first dollar. A woman tosses it into his hat, without slowing her pace.
6 minutes later: A young man leans against the wall to listen to the music, then looks at his watch and continues on his way.
10 minutes later: A 3-year-old boy stopps to listen to the musician play, but his mother pulls him along. Several children behave like that, but their parents urge them to move on.
After 45 minutes: Only 6 people in all have stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 have given him money. His takings came to 32 dollars.
After 1 hour: The musician ends his performance and it falls quiet. Nobody takes notice and nobody applauds.
Nobody realized it, but the musician was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most difficult pieces of music ever written on a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.
2 days earlier he had played in Boston the same piece for an average amount of 100 $ per seat.
This is a true story. Initiator of this social experiment on perception and priorities was the Washington Post.
This project brought up the following questions:
Do we perceive beauty in an everyday environment and at an inappropriate time?
If so, do we take the time to appreciate it?
Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?
A possible conclusion could be: if we don’t have time to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world…..
…how many other opportunities are lost to us, while we are hurrying through life?
Und das ganze kann man hier sehen:
Und hier nochmal kommentiert: