Some of us learn about tolerance from our parents, school or friends. Some never learn about tolerance.
From birth through 15 yrs old, I lived in a town of 100, then moved to a town of 16,000. During those times, I was not exposed to people from different cultures and races. We moved to a large urban area when I was 16. There I learned about tolerance from one particular class in High School called Seeing Yourself and Others. My college (University of MN) was one of the largest schools in the country where diversity was quite evident but that class in HS was the most important. It taught us to shed our preconceived notions about people and see them for what they are. I wish everyone could take that class once a year.
For me tolerance and learning to read are similar. Without knowing how to read, I wouldn’t be as free to learn and appreciate the world openly. Without tolerance, I wouldn’t understand how to accept and love.
Who taught you to be tolerant of others?