We have all seen pictures and statuettes of the three monkeys that symbolize the above phase, and we have probably heard that phrase hundreds of times. Parts of the phrase seem to take on a life of their own. How many of you have said, "My mom told me if I can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all”? The speak no evil part just seems so logical and understandable. Words are powerful, but they can also be hurtful. So, what about the Hear and See no evil? I think those are just as important. They mean to not let evil influence your life. Don't watch evil on TV. Don't listen to evil music. Don't hang out with evil people. Don't go into business with evil partners. Don't put yourselves in situations where evil is prevalent. Humans tend to take on the characteristics of the environment in which they live. As such we should stay away from evil environments.
Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil. Be all three monkeys at one time!