Recently Washington Post conducted a social experiment about the way we correlate to people and connect with them. A person who plays probably the costliest violin in entire state of Washington DC made with the rarest of woods available was selected for this experiment on how we human beings perceive our surroundings. This person recently did a show at one of the arenas where; each seat was sold for a whopping $100 and the show was completely houseful. People were spellbound with his tunes and left on a very happy mood after the show.
A week later the same person was asked to wear normal busker clothes and sit and play the same violin and the same tunes but in a different venue- It would be one of the busiest subways in the district of Washington DC. Washington Post asked him to sit and play in one of the busiest hours and imagine what happened….!!!!
In that entire duration this person could only collect a meager $130 in denominations of $2, $5, $10 and hardly some $20. A staggering 1097 people passed by but people barely noticed him, people barely connected with him and hardly anybody engaged with him.
What does this signify….???
Take a pause and think; are we so busy in our lives that we can only recognize people when they are associated with big brands or good clothes or luxury cars or only with their titles and positions. Please take a note that this is the same person for whom people were ready to pay even the double amount of money a couple of days earlier when he played the same tunes in a huge arena. But nobody connected with that person by his individuality and that is the reason when he was sitting in the subway and playing those tunes he was taken for as a beggar.
It signifies that we humans have a tendency to connect to people more easily and quickly when they are associated with more pricey things in life. Even if they are situated 1000 miles away with whom our chances of a second encounter are almost nil; still we would prefer to connect to them and not our immediate surroundings. We like to run behind that thing in life which is not easy to get hold of and that gives us a sense of pride. Still we won’t pause a little and take a look around and see if we got people who are really more worthy of connecting across immediately and where the element of satisfaction is much more with a sense of high contentment. These nearby surrounding connections make a much more impact in our lives because these encounters happen again and again and leave an indelible mark in our lives. We need to take time out to regenerate, rejuvenate in our life.
Do we miss the beauty of life when we see the unexpected or unobserved things suddenly?
Is it that we don’t value them since they don’t come in certain packages and pre conceived boxes or are not wrapped around as we expected?
I guess that’s where we miss the spark of brilliance. We look at it from the outside but barely take time to see what’s inside that. We human beings have a tendency to confuse the noise of our ego with the voice of our intuition. We hardly take up the challenge of guiding and navigating our own life. We set on a pre conceived notion and let the journey and circumstances decide our future.
We need to take little pauses in life; observe and participate in life activities. We need to make connections which are meaningful. Every connection has a meaning. We need to appreciate them. If we only run behind the shine of the object or person then we actually do not make a meaningful connection.
We at Zuloc believe in the principle of making connections “Meaningful” and adding values to them which makes a mark in your life in some way or the other. Our lives have lot of spheres and we are sure that all is not perfect. No person on earth is perfect. We all live with our shortcomings and still make a mark. Zuloc is here to help you connect to professionals who are bound to help you strike a different chord in life and you never know; life is a journey of endless opportunities which you might end up discovering with just one single meaningful connection.
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