Joshua Bell is the world's best violinist. From a young age he displayed extraordinary talent and today people pay hundreds of dollars to see the masterful musician perform.
In 2012, Washington Post conducted an experiment and organised for Joshua Bell to be disguised as a busker. He played in an American subway for an hour as 1097 people passed by on their way to work. Interestingly no one recognised him or stopped to hear his music. During the presentation Joshua Bell raised $32.17.
This true story reinforces the importance of valuing those around us that have extraordinary talent and how we may overlook brilliance at our peril. Often we are obsessed with our own lives and instead we must stop, rest and recognise those around us who fill our lives with music and decorate our days with beautiful song.