In the first of this blog trilogy, Talking Sense with Moortec…’Are you listening’, I looked at not waiting for hindsight to be wise after the event, instead make use of what’s available and act ahead of time. In the second, Talking Sense with Moortec…’See no evil’, we bizarrely saw how Sir Francis Drake, Admiral Nelson and Clint Eastwood all had something in common with Mizaru, one of the 3 wise monkeys (Kikazaru and Iwazaru being the other two).
In the final blog, I would like to consider Iwazaru…’speak no evil’.
In polite society (think ‘Sense & Sensibility’ or ‘Pride & Prejudice’ in 19th Century British literature), it used to be said that children should be seen but not heard. Then as they grew up, they were expected to only politely comment on experiences…this politeness has (allegedly) carried through British society. Roll on 200 years and we are now accused of being the masters of the understatement, or more likely, not saying what we really mean!
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