The age of Tolerance

Tolerance is a buzzword nowadays. If we say our country or a person is not tolerant, it invites the wrath of fundamentalists.

But tolerance is not a nice word, it implies a partial understanding of people, that we are ready to tolerate them, let them live in the periphery of our understanding, but not consider them our equal.

What it is not is acceptance, the ability to empathise, meet someone midway, and respect their individuality.

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