To Tolerate Or Not Too Tolerant, That’s The Question!
How tolerant do you think you are as a person or individual if you wish? Can you put up with more than most people … are you so broad minded that you will accept not just a difference of opinion, but maybe directed rudeness or otherwise regular or repetitive annoying traits from people with a shrug of the shoulder and a care free attitude?
Are you so keen to keep the peace that maybe you’ll accept more than others in order to do so? Or are you blunt, disrespectiful of people’s opinions and prefer to shoot from the hip and damn the consequences of your actions?
Tolerance is a virtue right?
A sign of respect for another person’s beliefs and or opinions and about offering another person dignity however you personally may feel about them. With a tolerant behaviour in place you can listen objectively to debates and discussions that perhaps you might not be able to take on board without tolerance or patience of difference of opinion. With the ability to tolerate you are then able to offer diplomatic and peacable solutions … you can listen to people properly, with an open, absorbing and agreeable mind.
The gift of tolerance is about accepting flaws or handicaps from others at times also …….. obviously there is a difference between nontolerance and intolerance – but we all have our boundaries and limitations as to what we are willing to accept and expect from our fellow human beings.
But like most behavioural traits – tolerance too does have its limits with each and every one of us .. what are your limits for tolerance?
How much will you tolerate until the point you simply can’t and at that point what do you do? Walk away, snap, react very differently to normal or still simply accept the behaviour in the hope that things will change or that you can improve them?
Let me know your thoughts, comments and answers below in the comment section.