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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Learn to Tolerate One Another



"You shall love your neighbor as yourself." - Matthew 22:39



We need to be tolerant and always willing to accept other people like they are. There are so many wars just because of misunderstanding. If only everyone learn to communicate effectively by letting each other know how they feel, then it would be much easier to relate to one another. Then tolerating them isn't a task.


"Without tolerance, our world turns into hell." - Friedrich Durrenmatt

"Tolerance is the oil which takes the friction out of life." - Wilbert E. Scheer

“Tolerance means excusing the mistakes others make. Tact means not noticing them.” - Arthur Schnitzler

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” - Peace Pilgrim

"There is great diversity among human beings. Physically we differ from each other in things such as size, body structure, skin color, and facial features. We also differ from one another mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. One of the greatest challenges of a healthy spirituality is learning to tolerate the differences we find in one another and not to view these differences as threats to ourselves. Moreover, a healthy spirituality should lead us to celebrate our differences and to see them as a reflection of God's beneficence and creativity." - Traits of a Healthy Spirituality

“In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.” - Dalai Lama

One of the best ways to tolerate people is to put oneself in the other person's shoes. What do you think? Do you believe tolerance is possible?

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10 comments:

mr fong said...

Thank u for this post Sam,im blessed that everytime I come by u teach me something...


thanks for droppping by too!

surjit said...

Yes Sam, I fully agree with you.
Tolerance is the only real test of civlization. I like your wods:
'...One of the best ways to tolerate people is to put oneself in the other person's shoes'...
Thanks for great message.
God bless you.

WaterLearner said...

Hi Sam,

I believe that the first step to tolerance is to accept that we are all different beings. With different views, strengths and weaknesses as well.

When one holds on to one's views too adamantly. Believing that what he believes is the only rightful way. That spells the beginning of conflict.

My Shallow views and thanks for your good post.

Blessings!

Sam Chan said...

Hey Mr Fong!
You are always welcome.
I am glad to know that you learned something here. I tried to learn from you, but those math are really tough :-)

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Thanks Surjit.
"Tolerance is the only real test of civilization". Thanks for your insight and wisdom.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Karen,
I agree with you, one mustn't hold on to one's view so adamantly... which can cause conflict! You are indeed a very wise lady! I believe I can learn a great deal from you, Karen.

Thank you very much for your valuable thoughts and wisdom!

The world will be a better place if everybody learn to tolerate one another. The only thing, one mustn't tolerate evil or wrong doings!

Many Blessings to you, Karen.

haze said...

this is true indeed...I love your bg music btw...it way too cool

Sam Chan said...

Hi Haze,
I'm glad this little post made sense to you. Thanks for letting me know that you love the music. I really appreciate that.

Best Wishes to you, Haze

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam...

Very fabluous post!

If our world had nothing more than tolerance for each other, we would live in a different place!

It is lovely to think about it!

Thanks Sam,

JJ

Sam Chan said...

Thanks Jennifer.

Very true... without tolerance this world is hell indeed. Hopefully more people will learn to tolerate one another. This is really lacking nowadays!

Blessings to you my friend.