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Is TOLERANCE the greatest gift of the mind.......???

Or anything else?

Asked by Alankrita Basu, 07 Jul '09 10:39 am
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Tolerance doesn't mean agreeing on everything! We humans always disagree on a wide variety of issues, everything from ethics to music choices. Tolerance means putting up with people you don't agree with! That is hard! In fact, you could say it is in direct conflict with human nature. Yet,as society has advanced we have become more tolerant and live along with each other much easier than in any other generation. Liberal tolerance of religion is a must.Tolerance is a
word that turns up everywhere these days: Heads of State promote tolerance, religious groups practice tolerance, educators in universities and classrooms around the world preach the importance of religious and moral tolerance. Despite whom it is practicing or preaching tolerance, the effect is the same: individuals and groups alike achieve a moral superiority by being tolerant. Yes indeed! Tolerance is the greatest gift of Mind..!
Answered by inquisitive, 07 Jul '09 09:33 pm

 
  
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The words came form the Great Helen Keller. She further says - it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
1. Tolerance is the quality of allowing other people to say and do as they like, even if you do not agree or approve of it.
2. Tolerance is the ability to bear something painful or unpleasant.
If we discuss the issue with the first meaning of the word, tolerance is great a gift. If we are not sure about the correctness of some theory, statement, policy or action programme, we may treat it as skepticism. This skepticism will make listen to others with a suspect attitude. This, listening may be called a pseudo tolerance. It may be that after some time, the thing that we now doubt, will appear to be the truth which we are in search of. The patience or pseudo tolerance, in whatever name you call it ultimately help you reach the truth that we were trying to reach. They say this pseudo tolerance is a result of bankruptcy of thinking.
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Answered by soumyen sarkar, 12 Jul '09 03:07 pm

 
  
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Indeed, and on the strength of this gift you can always keep yourself cool even in adverse conditions. The world is surely not a peaceful place and if there is one thing we deeply understand over the last few years, it is the power of tolerance we have preserved in our minds. The more difficult and uncertain the world around us becomes, the more important it is to nurture a real and abiding gift of tolerance within our hearts. Tolerance teaches us to be nice to people with us. When there is trouble around us, virtually on any given ground or reason, it is more important than ever to have virtue of tolerance within.

Tolerance is strength at rest and it is high positive energy without high tension. Those who are strong enough to live in tolerance are quite eligible to leave at peace, and they are the strongest indeed and they do maximum good to the world. You must keep in mind that today, and every day, is an opportunity to put the power of tolerance to work in your life. Though there ...more
Answered by Indra Pawar, 07 Jul '09 04:15 pm

 
  
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More than Tolerance it is FORGIVENESS that is a better gift for the mind! Tolerance is a virtue that will help you to bear with inequities and perhaps injustice, too! But FORGIVENESS allows you to go a step beyond just tolerating and leads you to a Peace of Mind that you bear no ill will towards the person(s) who have done injustice to you but are with peace with him!
Answered by rajesh prajapati, 07 Jul '09 10:46 am

 
  
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Tolerance is greatest AVENUE for the Mind, not a Gift.
Answered by Ameena AlsazBegum, 07 Jul '09 10:43 am

 
  
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Hi Alankrita, Tollerance is really a gift.It is a Strength. it is required to cope up with situations.It helps to adapt ourselves to new environment and living conditions.it helps in maintaining relationships well.it helps in any disastrous as well as unpleasant conditions.It helps when we have no options and are made to accept conditions which are not preferable to us and also people whose ways are not acceptable to us .Sometimes we can use it as weapons to overcome any crisis that unexpectedly comes in our way.

Alankrita ,one thing I realize is that people who have tollerance are mostly taken forgranted or exploited in some or other form.Sometimes too much of tollerance give an adverse affects too.We sometimes may find ourselves confused without knowing the limit of our tollerance.We need to learn to tollerate but we need to understand what is the limit of our tollerance and should make others realise that the fact or situation is beyond our tollerance. Sometimes I myself remain ...more
Answered by Rachana, 07 Jul '09 07:23 pm

 
  
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Tolerance is in real sense very important,but it has not only to do with mind.There are sometime circumstances also which compells you to tolerate the things which you feel are not right.There are many things which you dislike but you have to tolerate them as there might be some circumstances which wont allow you to react on it according to your mind.
Answered by smart boy, 07 Jul '09 04:45 pm

 
  
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It is greaset effort from person having faith in almighty dear
Answered by Dinesh C S, 07 Jul '09 10:42 am

 
  
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Absolutely....
I would like it this way :
"TOLERANCE the greatest ACHIEVEMENT of the MIND"

Tolerance is another word of Mind Mnagement.
Answered by Aakash, 08 May '10 12:56 pm

 
  
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Sometimes
Answered by Kurian Chacko, 07 Jul '09 10:43 am

 
  
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