See no Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.

The other day I decided – as I have already revealed in my previous blog entry published today – that I would take a break from blogging about what interests me the most, (and what ought to interest any person the most to be honest).

As a social commentary I decided to post three pictures on my Instagram, but interestingly enough came across this article about what the actual symbolism of the “Three Wise Monkeys” is:

“Together the three embody the proverbial principle to “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.”

But what exactly does this mean?

Let’s take the first phrase: “See no evil.” It means just what it says: “See no evil,” or don’t look upon anything that is evil. Don’t look at evil, don’t watch or gawk at evil, don’t crave evil, don’t let evil enter into your system, not even for a moment.

Why not?

Ever drink old milk? Eat rotten meat? Bad cheese? When you swallow it, you digest it. And when you digest it you get sick from it. Your body absorbs it, and when your body realizes it’s no good your body needs to release it quickly, in some way.

It’s the same with evil. When we see evil, we digest it, and when we digest it the evil becomes a part of us. We then need to release it in some way, which often has a negative result.” – Excerpt from the article below.

With that in mind I thought to myself: “what can you listen to, look upon or talk about in today’s culture without seeing evil, hearing evil or speaking evil?” Very little it turns out.

You would have to reject a majority of mainstream music videos and popular music. You would have to refrain from watching anything, whether documentaries, social commentaries or Game Of Thrones.

It would be impossible to follow the news, look out of your window while driving around in Europe, and to speak of what is currently happening.

There would be very little you could do actually.

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