On Tolerance and Acceptance

by perpetualflaneur

Everything that we accept, we can also tolerate, but not everything we can tolerate can easily be accepted. Once we accept, not only are we practicing tolerance we are also, consequently, fully embracing or welcoming what it may be that requires our attention. On the other hand, if we practice tolerance, then we only demonstrate a type of fair or respectful treatment, and there may only be a possibility of acceptance in the future. Now, what really makes a huge difference in this relationship is how open we are to changes and how we can apply these changes to our perceptions; both will, in turn, determine the choice between tolerance and acceptance. So between the two, only you can weigh things accordingly.