Let’s discuss about these two words today.
Patience is – the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties.
Tolerance (Toleration) is a term used in social, cultural and religious contexts to describe attitudes and practices that prohibit discrimination against those whose practices or group memberships may be disapproved of by those in the majority. Though developed to refer to the religious toleration of minority religious sects following the Protestant Reformation, these terms are increasingly used to refer to a wider range of tolerated practices and groups, such as the toleration of sexual practices and orientations, or of political parties or ideas widely considered objectionable.
The principle of toleration is controversial. Liberal critics may see in it an inappropriate implication that the “tolerated” custom or behavior is an aberration or that authorities have a right to punish difference; such critics may instead emphasize notions such as civility or pluralism. Other critics, some sympathetic to traditional fundamentalism, condemn toleration as a form of moral relativism. On the other hand, defenders of toleration may define it as involving positive regard for difference or, alternately, may regard a narrow definition of the term as more specific and useful than its proposed alternatives, since it does not require false expression of enthusiasm for groups or practices that are genuinely disapproved of.
Now…these words have been referred to as virtues to have. I would like to offer another point of view. These two seemingly virtues are to me “Struggles”. Why?
Patience and Tolerance provoke a negative feeling. And inner struggle.
I know he is late but I’ll be patient. I’ll endure this habit of his of always being late.
He makes me angry but I will tolerate this anger. I’ll not lose my patience.
The society is tolerant of the minority.
These words have negative energies. By being tolerant and patient, the acts themselves sap us of our inner energies. Being in these states, adopting these mental states and behaviors, we’ll have to struggle with our feelings, our inner representations, our sub-modalites.
We create “Parts” within us that we might not even know. These thoughts unconsciously split our personality, our Being into parts.
What do you think?