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How do you define tolerance?(6 posts)

How do you define tolerance?Duane Gran
Aug 1, 2003 5:59 PM
In a lot of discussions on this forum, the issue of tolerance comes up. I'm interested to know how others on the forum define tolerance.

I'll take a first stab:

To me, tolerance is the notion that you acknowledge disagreement with someone but you accept the fact that you disagree. It is a sort of "agree to disagree" sentiment. I don't believe tolerance implies that you have to agree that the other side has a legitimate argument or that they are even right. In my view, an intolerant person would be one who berates another who believes or acts differently.
Tolerance is when you let someone.................MR_GRUMPY
Aug 1, 2003 6:24 PM
talk without smashing them in the face.
Aug 2, 2003 9:25 AM
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Helen Keller

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman

and finally,

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
Doris Lessing
Limit of variation from ideal....asphalt assault
Aug 2, 2003 10:58 AM
With family and friends I am much more tolerant than I am in business.

An example is a couple of weeks ago at my wifes suprise 40th, her friends arranged for a male stripper. I had no problem with this and split when the guy showed up (buncha' crazy, screaming, drunken women!...I'm outta here!). A few days ago she brought home pictures from the party and one of them was of her and the guy in a g-string. This didn't settle well with me and I let her know. A lot of guys would go ballistic as soon as the knew a stripper was coming.

In business I put up with very little crap. If you let people step on your toes they'l be kicking you in the nuts before long.
'Respect for the opinions of others, unless it's Treason, whichOldEdScott
Aug 4, 2003 8:08 AM
it is if you don't agree with me.'

A Colter
I just let people like "moneyman" tell me when I'meyebob
Aug 5, 2003 9:01 AM
being intolerant. He's an excellent guage of such things.