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  • how much does a minute cost?

    depends on where u put yourself... received this from email... interesting...

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    A true social experiment ..plse read

    Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning. A man with a violin
    plays six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approx. 2
    thousand people passed through the station, most of them on their way to
    work. After 3 minutes a middle-aged man noticed there was a musician
    playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried
    to meet his schedule.

    4 minutes later:
    The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat
    and, without stopping, continued to walk.

    6 minutes:
    A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his
    watch and started to walk again.

    10 minutes:
    A 3-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 all 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. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a
    short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal
    pace. The man collected a total of $32.

    1 hour:
    He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one
    applauded, nor was there any recognition.

    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 valued at $3.5 million dollars. Two days
    before,Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the price of seats
    averaged $100.

    This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station
    was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about
    perception, taste and people's priorities.

    The questions raised: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate
    hour, do we perceive beauty? 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... what else are we missing?

    Something for us to reflect upon. Are we sometimes in such a rush that we
    forget to notice the beauty around us.
    "There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." - Morpheus, The Matrix. :hidban:

    "It would not be reasonable in me if I did not serve Him Who created me, and to Whom ye shall (all) be brought back." Surah 36:22. Ya Sin (Yusuf Ali Translation)

  • #2
    Re: how much does a minute cost?

    Music is haram

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    • #3
      Re: how much does a minute cost?

      It's about more than music :-P

      The last statement "Are we sometimes in such a rush that we
      forget to notice the beauty around us"

      It doesn't necessarily have to pertain to music. It can be looking at the nature around you and realizing how beautiful it is. It's just taking a minute of your time and reflecting.

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      • #4
        Re: how much does a minute cost?

        Originally posted by *Aisha View Post
        Music is haram
        wow that was quick, that guy sure doesn't deserve your time then lol
        "There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." - Morpheus, The Matrix. :hidban:

        "It would not be reasonable in me if I did not serve Him Who created me, and to Whom ye shall (all) be brought back." Surah 36:22. Ya Sin (Yusuf Ali Translation)

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        • #5
          Re: how much does a minute cost?

          You know pondering about Allah SWT's beautiful creation(s) has much reward in it.

          "I exhort you to one (thing) only: that you stand up for Allah's sake in pairs and singly, - and reflect (within yourselves the life history of the Prophet (PBUH))". (34:46)

          "Verily! in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding. Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): 'Our Rubb! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners)". (3:190,191)

          "Do they not look at the camels, how they are created? And at the heaven, how it is raised? And at the mountains, how they are rooted (and fixed firm)? And at the earth, how it is spread out? So remind them (O Muhammad (PBUH)), you are only a one who reminds". (88:17-21)

          "Have they not travelled through the earth, and seen..".

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