Today is International Tolerance Day. It is observed each year on November 16th to raise awareness to the importance of tolerance in our society. In a world filled with such rapid change, divisiveness, and even fear – there has never been a better time to come together, lean into the common denominators that remind us that we are more alike than different. We don’t have to always agree to be kind. We don’t have to have the same religion, political views, or economic status to recognize that as human beings, we are all in this world together. The Golden Rule is still one of the absolute best – treat others as you would have them treat you. That really is at the heart of what tolerance is all about.
Something to Think About
Love this thought by Stan Lee, “Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our hearts with tolerance.” Recognizing the humanity in one another and filling and fueling our lives with tolerance and understanding is truly a steppingstone for fulfilling our destinies.
In all things be tolerant this week and model that tolerance for others!
Words of Wisdom
If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself. – Robert Green Ingersoll
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. – Mahatma Gandhi
Tolerance is the mindful capacity to love, respect, accept the differences that make people unique. This tolerance exists so that all people can live in harmony without the exclusion of one over the other or the will of the few disaffecting the lives of the many. – Byron R. Pulsifer
In order to achieve great things, you must stretch your beliefs, your efforts, and your tolerance. You will have to face new situations with an open mind, eager to reach your destiny. – Brian Cagneey