Tolerance

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It doesn’t matter whether you are black or white, American, Mexican or Asian, rich or poor, young or old, 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.”

 

Tolerance

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