How do you start a discussion about the topic of “tolerance for others”? With the ever-increasing mixing of peoples and ideas in the world, the complexity associated with tolerance for others has increased exponentially and will continue to do so.
There are so many individuals (or even group) perceptions, so many definitions, and so many points of view to take into account. In short, it’s a complicated construct to approach—one that could be viewed in a manner that would be acceptable to everyone.
Many sociologists or other theorists have their own ideas regarding “tolerance.” For instance, WikiHow (https://www.wikihow.com/be-tolerant-of-others) offers its “11 Ways” to consider. Chopra (https://chopra.com/articles/8-tips-to-build-tolerance-in-your-life) offers an additional “8 Tips.” To be sure, there is a plethora of advisories you can search for, and they all offer points worthy of reflection.
However, as a simple writer, I tend to prefer a simple solution, with as few essentials to remember as practical, but still communicating the overall thought. Thus, and to support my militancy in favor of simplicity, I’ve chosen to draw your attention to a solution offered by Eugene Therapy (Oregon Online Counselling).
Eugene Therapy’s (https://eugenetherapy.com/article/4-tips-for-building-tolerance-for-others) “4 Tips for Building Tolerance for Others” seem to be a comprehensive enough, but easily remembered, template for dealing with human situations in which we may have never had an opportunity to experience. Tolerance is a skill that can be learned, managed, and built upon over time. Dispelling prejudices and opening your reach as a human being are bits that YOU can control! Sometimes it’s not easy. We tend to default to our own experiences, but can we come to accept that other people’s backgrounds and opinions are as relevant as ours? Well, let’s see how you accept the following four suggestions as ideas that might inform your thoughts:
Eugene Therapy offers that “as you work to develop greater tolerance in your own life, you’ll find that you are happier, more at peace with yourself and those around you, and have a greater appreciation for diversity.” Building tolerance is not only possible but can be pursued without extraordinary discomfort. Other sources offer their own, equally valid perspectives and methodologies, but the four tips outlined above are simple and easy to remember. Hopefully, they can contribute to your personal plan of tolerance development.
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