A few years ago, an old man set up a booth in Central Park to sell his spray art.
The first two pieces sold were talked down 50%. After that, he was able to sell three more pieces. The old man’s take for the day was $420.
It turns out that the art pieces were created by one of the most famous artist of this generation, Banksy. The pieces sold were said to be worth $42,000 each.
What a bargain.
Too often human beings fail to understand what the true value of something is.
We ignore the evidence and miss the opportunities that are right in front of us because of our judgments, biases and prejudices.
If only we would pay more attention.