I have never reblogged one of my own posts within a week of publishing it but last Tuesday’s thought-provoking post is just too hard to refrain from sharing again. I’m not going to go into too much detail because I’m touching on last week’s events in tomorrow’s post. Last week I left the question open ended about what tolerance meant to you. This week I’m sharing my personal definition of tolerance.
Tolerance is not: judging other people’s lifestyle choices or decisions, imposing your views upon others and expecting them to live by them, cutting people off because their choices differ from yours, thinking you are superior or entitled because of the choices you’ve made, peacefully coexisting only with those that have views that mirror your own, nor disrespecting people because they live their life differently than you.
Tolerance is: respecting that everyone has free will to make decisions in their lives, accepting the difference and coexisting in harmony whether you’d make that same choice or not, refraining from making judgements about how others choose to live their life and accepting people for who they are without trying to change them.
If we want to restore our values and make the world a better place, we need to make a collective effort to be more accepting of one another.