See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

Archie Geotina




There is an old proverb that says Hear No Evil , Speak No Evil, See No Evil - there are many meanings to this proverb -

Just as there is disagreement about the origin of the phrase, there are differing explanations of the meaning of ""see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

• In Buddhist tradition, the tenets of the proverb are about not dwelling on evil thoughts.
• In the Western world both the proverb and the image are often used to refer to a lack of moral responsibility on the part of people who refuse to acknowledge impropriety, looking the other way or feigning ignorance.

Through Chi's eyes the city has been a landscape for him to see all of these things and experiencing the evils of the world first hand like all people do from different walks of life.

The piece is to remind people to be aware of their surroundings. And instead of ignoring the evils –make mistakes– as all humans do. But at the same time be emancipated by the human mistake and accept failure but learn holistically to grow and learn from the evils gracefully.


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