I was taught that tolerance isn't enough because tolerance means only putting up with people and ideas that are different from us.
A better choice is respectful acceptance...which requires that we seek to understand others, include them in our lives and find ways to work and live together. Acceptance doesn't mean that we have to change ourselves, our culture or our beliefs. I means we allow others to be themselves and to have their cultures and beliefs.
It's not easy, but it's worth it.
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