Re: Tolerance, respect and goodwill
May 01, 2008 09:13 AM
by Anton Rozman
- A fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose
opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from
one's own; freedom from bigotry.
- Interest in and concern for ideas, opinions, practices, etc.,
foreign to one's own; a liberal, un-dogmatic viewpoint.
- The act or capacity of enduring; endurance.
- The capacity to endure hardship or pain.
- The power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable
- A disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior.
- Tolerance, in a social, cultural and religious sense, is the
acceptance of other people who hold different and disagreeing
beliefs, or otherwise represent ideologies or cultures that have a
history of being disrespected. More generally the term is used with
regard to behavior that is not mainstream/normal.
It seems that in general we understand tolerance as a certain kind of
behavior we aspect from others and not as a capacity we should
develop in ourselves; a capacity to face statements, views, ideas,
behavior which bring us pain and therefore instinctive repulsion;
actually a capacity to learn.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Here is an interesting comment I found in cyberspace. Anyone cares
> "I'm reproducing something I wrote in the Theosophical Forum..
> based on tolerance, respect and goodwill (something not frequently
> theos-talk maillist)"
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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