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    Is it in sympathy for others that we do not say what we see about them, coming their way, or fear of recrimination from others that they may think someone is being too critical of them, fight or flight it would seem? Even about ourselves, our own faults, in much the same way? Is being silent an instinct we possess of inactivity, a legitimate instinct of our survival? Is there proof of this?

    Has this been discussed in psychological circles, the art of turning a blind eye?


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    If I could add, Is turning a blind eye leaving what could be an otherwise salvageable Issue for dead?


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    Is it in sympathy for others that we do not say what we see about them, coming their way, or fear of recrimination from others that they may think someone is being too critical of them, fight or flight it would seem?
    No, it is because we are trying to be tactful about others. Many cannot be tactful when being critical of others and usually sound as if they were making fun of someone or making them feel stupid. The use of positive criticism can be useful for other when it is done in a correct way not making someone feel stupid or being made fun of.
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    We often "turn a blind eye" so as not to seem to be supervising or parenting another adult, which could belittle them as well as enable them not to "run" their own lives. As far as "love is blind", it means we subconsciously do not see some faults in the ones we love, whether they are our romantic partners, children, other relatives, best friends, etc.

    On the other hand, it has been said that ...

    Politeness is the sincerest form of hypocrisy.
    ... which means that politeness, although it generally means making someone feel comfortable, can also mean (for example) talking face-to-face with someone with a pleasant look on your face while inwardly suffering from the other person's bad breath. It balances embarrassing them versus hoping they will soon notice it themselves.
    Grief is the price we pay for love. (CM Parkes) Our postillion has been struck by lightning. (Unknown) War is always the choice of the chosen who will not have to fight. (Bono) The years tell much what the days never knew. (RW Emerson) Reality is not always probable, or likely. (JL Borges)
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