There are times when we sense something going wrong. Maybe we see something, maybe we hear something. Some people’s first reaction is to turn a blind eye, because that is what they ‘ve learned throughout their lives. There is a popular misconception among people these days, that if they don’t speak up for what they think is right, that can be a key to success in life. You shouldn’t speak up to your teachers, you shouldn’t speak up to your boss, you shouldn’t speak up to anyone who has some kind of authority and they will make sure that you succeed in whatever it is you are doing. As far as I know, that attitude will probably make you suffer the same things as the people you didn’t protect by turning a blind eye.
“Many people, especially, ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you are right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth” -Gandhi.
P.S. What I actually had in mind for making this photograph was a quote from Samuel Beckett: “Any fool can turn a blind eye but who knows what the ostrich sees in the sand”.