Society seemed different when I was a little girl. We were expected to be tolerant of others, it was etched on our souls.
Even if we didn’t agree with our parents or other family members, we were tolerant of their views, their opinions and their guidance. It’s the way it was back then.
In the 60’s society wasn’t as diverse as it is now. Today, children have more to tolerate outside of their own families. Diverse opinions tend to have an impact on children, who may feel more obliged to express their own opinions.
Negative experiences are perhaps another reason why we may be less tolerant. When we begin to draw on positive experiences, our perceptions of each other and our cultures will change.
Tolerance is based on attitude. It’s a respect that should be applied to society where physical differences, gender and sexuality apply. Tolerance should also be applied, when we are referring or talking to people who come from religious or ethnic backgrounds.
With tolerance, we have respect. We also begin to learn about other people’s values and the differences that can separate people and cultures. Tolerance helps us to create new bonds between people that weren’t there before. When we’re tolerant, we accept people for who they are.