posted on Jan, 21 2009 @ 11:45 AM
reply to post by kosmicjack
I cried several times while reading it. What bothered me most is that we are not naturally appreciative of beauty UNLESS it's "framed" BY SOMEONE
ELSE as something we should appreciate. I find it so sad that we don't make that decision that "this is worthy of my appreciation", regardless what
anyone else thinks. We let others "frame" beauty in a physical frame or concert (with monetary value attached) before it's worth our time.
The beauty of the children is that they have not yet been trained to appreciate what THEY'RE told is beautiful. THEY decide.
It would be interesting to have, as part of the experiment, people who would stop and listen and have several gather to see how that affected the
commuters that morning. If a group of 20 (part of the experiment) gathered to watch, that tells the others that there's something important here and
maybe I should stop, too. I bet that would change the outcome considerably. And I find that very sad. Because, again, those 20 are giving
"permission" to stop and gawk or "worth" to the beauty.
Also, any adult who would act as the children that stopped in their tracks would be laughed at. We are far too self conscious to just stop in awe and
appreciate the beauty that the children clearly naturally recognize...