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Do We Ignore Beauty?

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An experiment was conducted by The Washington Post where world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell played in a train station in Washington, D.C. to see how people would respond to musical beauty, if it were presented in a non-traditional context.

Although the experiment was conducted in 2007, it is being resurrected, creating headlines only now, as a study that speaks to the quality of our character as a society.  Does our perception of beauty change if we think that the person behind it is less fortunate?

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