Tolerance

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Even wistful tears know where to fall,
Upon fingers used, descriptive,
ย Wishing to lay upon accomplished hands.
Within dreams,
Requiring escape,
Leagues allowed,

And held,
By love.

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41 thoughts on “Tolerance

  1. I think “love” does not know anything about tolerance, the latter being a term of rather negative connotations and implications, not positive ones. Probably “freedom” or one of it’s submeanings might have been the preferential perception of choice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The Oxford dictionary defines the word tolerate: to โ€œallow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) without interference.โ€ And: to โ€œbe capable of continued subjection to (a drug, toxin, or environmental condition) without adverse reaction.โ€ Meaning: acceptance, permission, sufferance, indulgent.

      If this word is used to describe social acceptance among classes, races and religions, it is essentially meant that those who are a part of those groups are allowed/permitted to live peacefully, though unaccepted.

      Thus, tolerance, in it’s true and original meaning, describes the arrogance and finally racism of the powerful against the weak.

      It’s the old story: to rule you have to possess the meanings of language. Contemporary folk has been duped to accept a wrong connotation. Orwellian newspeak. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “Tolerance should really only be a passing attitude: it should lead to appreciation. To tolerate is to offend.”

      Point is, the world “tolerance” is the wrong one in any of its contemporary usages/connotations. If people want to describe a positive action for which they are used to utilise the term “tolerance”, it is not tolerance, what they mean but appreciation/esteem/valuation/appraisal.

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