On the inside we are all the same. It doesn’t matter whether you are black or white, American, Asian or Mexican, young or old, rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, atheist – we are all the same.
Tolerance is the appreciation of diversity and the ability to live and let others live. It is the ability to exercise a fair and objective attitude towards those whose opinions, practices, religion, nationality and so on differ from one’s own. As William Ury notes, “tolerance is not just agreeing with one another or remaining indifferent in the face of injustice, but rather showing respect for the essential humanity in every person.”