We turn a blind eye; we ignore something and pretend we don’t see it. We overlook something or pay no attention. Perhaps it’s easier that way.
We turn a blind eye to something we think will hurt us, but to ignore something that we know is wrong or affecting someone else, that’s when turning a blind eye becomes wrong. If turning a blind eye gives us a better outcome, or an outcome we can work with, then perhaps we could be forgiven for turning the other cheek.
I believe that if more of us took individual responsibility for dealing with our own issues without turning a blind eye and helped others with what they had to deal with, we’d all be in a much better place and world.