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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 
environmental conditions. 

- 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, MKR <mkr777@...> wrote:
> Here is an interesting comment I found in cyberspace. Anyone cares 
> comment?
> "I'm reproducing something I wrote in the Theosophical Forum.. 
which is
> based on tolerance, respect and goodwill (something not frequently 
found in
> theos-talk maillist)"
> mkr
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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