The misanthropic adventures of an old game designer.
I wonder how many people didn't stop because they would then feel guilty when they didn't give him any money.
I'm sure that guilt plays in many different ways in this experiment. I often feel guilt when I pass a homeless guy and do not give him some spare cash. .. anyway good point.
If you see imaginative and engaging street artists, you see a higher percentage of people stopping, watching and even donating. Maybe the perception of "the greatest musician", "the finest music ever written" and certainly "violin worth $3.5 million" are false perceptions and out in the real world, outside of the world of snobbery and pretensions we are less impressed by such externally imposed valuations.
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James - why do people go to classical music concerts or to opera? Is it really to hear the music or is it to fulfill some kind of high-brow perception? I personally been to one opera and hated it ..
Please keep everything PG or under or else I'll sick Elvis on you.