At one point in my life, I claimed that I was practicing ‘tolerance’… then one day someone asked me what I thought the word tolerance meant. My definition of tolerance, at that time, was: The ability to put up with someone or something. The person that I was speaking to suggested that my understanding of the word tolerance might be slightly skewed. So I went home, opened my dictionary & sure enough, the definition in the dictionary was much different than the one in my head.
Tolerance: To respect others beliefs, practices, etc. without sharing them.
Now that I know the true meaning of tolerance maybe I can practice true tolerance. Imagine what the world might be like if we could be more tolerant of one another.
Yesterday my blog was titled “Politics & Religion”… had I posted those two words on Facebook, I would probably have been attacked by fifty people, but the blogging community, at least from what I’ve seen so far, appears to be infinitely more tolerant than other platforms.
I’d like to say thank you to the members of this community for being tolerant & allowing people to express themselves, openly & honestly because if we can’t communicate with each other openly & honestly & continue to respect each other, as fellow human beings, then humanity doesn’t have a chance.
My goal for today is to practice Patience, Tolerance, Kindliness & Love, to the best of my ability, toward all! Have a great day everybody!