So how do we come to terms with this and handle the fact that we can’t control or change everything. That we cannot get everyone to agree to our perspective of “right“ “wrong” “good” “bad“ “ok“. That others have a point of view which may not necessarily be similar or in agreement with ours and most importantly, that they are entitled to the same.
How can we accept it? What do you think will help?
( As this term is used broadly, for this blog the following Oxford dictionary meaning applies )
the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with:
Much needed but scarce these days, the magic wand for greater peace and cooperation. Higher levels of collaboration and teamwork, increased productivity and achievement. And not to forget, inner peace.
Less conflict, more support
Less hate, more appreciation
Less disputes, more agreements
Less arguments, more ideas
Less resistance, more creativity.
Live, let live, accept, learn and grow.
Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival. ~ Rene Dubos
Five questions worth reflecting over:
1. Can you be more tolerant?
2. Where can you be more tolerant?
3. How would you benefit?
4. How would others around you benefit?
5. What can you do today to be more tolerant?