The Mind is Evil
The world of today halted and was left in suspended vagueness. People’s lives are akin to a flash-frozen meat that are yet to be thawed. Ensnared in this predicament, The human mind succumbs to panic and fear as a by-product of the “other”. Anxiety, anger, excitement, self-condemnation and self preservation were few instantaneous reactions people exhibit upon perceiving the current situation, most often having difficulties in separating reality and illusion.
It is said that People were innate empty, a Tabula rasa; a blank slate, gaining consciousness based on the environments they were exposed to; family, the surrounding perceptive cues and the pre-conceived notions imposed by the society layered over and over until the once empty vessel eventually permeated with overlapping layers of colors that later transformed into a hue, darker and darker, to the point that the mind turned evil.
“My mind is playing tricks on me”, a common phrase associated with psychosis as published in an article by Mental Health America. Addressing mental health issue here in the Philippines was not a priority, in a country that always associates almost everything with humor and prided resiliency as a poor excuse to the lack of response to almost all issues. Desperation, hopelessness and anguish manifest Filipinos, barely noticeable, our minds are turning evil.
“The Mind is Evil” portrays works responding to the current state of well being of people during the state of pandemic. The works talked about uncertainty, struggle to subsist and challenges not limited to the physical but also the mental and the inner self. In the present state that we live in, the mind is in the point that it plays tricks with our reality.