UN celebrates the International Day of Tolerance on November 16th.
To tolerate sounds like a tedious, tiresome task. The term has been degraded over time to imply a struggle, suffering, or a battle to be endured. Some believe that to tolerate means to become a doormat… but this is far from the case when we develop real ‘toleration power’.
The power to tolerate means to remain seated in self respect and to not give power away to a situation or a person and thereby hurting oneself. It’s about being a master and choosing an appropriate peaceful response, rather than being a ‘slave’ who is pushed and pulled around by circumstances, feeling agonised and out of control.