world within me

The portraits presented here are a mix of caregivers, family members and people who are diagnosed with some of mental ailment. We are quick to judge people based on appearance or apparent behaviour or then based on claims made by others. When one just notices people walk past on a street, do they affix any characteristics to them? What if someone points that the person who’s walking past is “not sane”. How does your perspective alter? Are you inclined to take two steps back? Is that behaviour still within the ethical bounds of your morality?

Judging a person without knowing enough about them is a common human trait and is one of the main reasons why people develop seemingly irreconciliable distances between each other. Who we call mentally ill usually are the opposite and develop lasting bonds with whoever they interact. 

The question is, who has a problem? is it the world around me, or is it the world within me?