(I’m on a Six Human Needs rant)
Again Seth posted here . Short version – World-class violinist plays for hours in a subway station, almost no one stops to listen.
Seth then asks: But why all the mail? (And the Post got plenty too). Answer: I think it’s because people realized that if they had been there, they would have done the same thing. And it bothers us.
I’d push a bit deeper and then ask why does it bother you?
Do you have a need for significance or certainty? If you did, how would you react to ignoring the Violinist?
Living in Sydney, every once in a while I’ve see a great performer either doing it for free, or for their own variety or whatever. I saw a brilliant musician – Lindsay Buckland. Same situation – just doing his thing. I brought his cd’s on the spot.
Next time maybe you should stop and listen?