What do you listen for?

What do you listen for?

I came across a thought-provoking story a while back about two men who were walking along a crowded sidewalk in a bustling business area. Suddenly one man exclaimed, "Listen to the lovely sound of that cricket!" His companion was incredulous: "How can you possibly detect the delicate sound of a cricket over the din of traffic and all these people?" The first man, a zoologist, had trained himself to listen to the sounds of nature, but he did not explain this — he simply took a silver dollar out of his pocket...