To my esteemed viewers this Sunday story may appear to be a paradox! What is discussed to day has no definite answer. It all depends!!!
Anyhow it was thought fit to post something that may trigger thoughts of different types. I await the views and voice of my esteemed viewers. Let us see how they view this discussion!
Hot and topical subject being discussed today at many levels-academic, intellectual, political and so on is this!. At the political level the term is used to charge each other –ruling party at the opposition and vice versa!
Etymology of the term goes like this:
Latin Latin English
Tolerare toleraritia tolerate tolerance
late Middle English (denoting the action of bearing hardship, or the ability to bear pain and hardship): via Old French from Latin tolerantia, from tolerare
1510s, “permission granted by authority, license,” from Middle French tolération (15c.), from Latin tolerationem (nominative toleratio) “a bearing, supporting, enduring,” noun of action from past participle stem of tolerare “to endure, sustain, support, suffer,” literally “to bear,” from PIE *tele- “to bear, carry” (see extol).
Meaning “forbearance, sufferance” is from 1580s. The specific religious sense is from 1609; as in Act of Toleration (1689), statute granting freedom of religious worship (with conditions) to dissenting Protestants in England. In this it means “recognition of the right of private judgment in matters of faith and worship; liberty granted by the government to preach and worship as one pleases; equality under the law without regard to religion.”
This is one side of it.
‘Tolerance’ and ‘Intolerance’- are these positive ‘virtue’ or negative ‘vice’ is sought to be discussed in this small write up.
TOLERANCE – A VIRTUE!?
Tolerance ‘a virtue- a vice’ intolerance?
Funny is the world that looks at with great patience!
Tolerance to corruption and nepotism,
Dishonesty and selfishness – a fine virtue???
Intolerance to goodness and kindness, loving
All and serving all, help ever and hurt never
Funny it is to say a vice, sure can never
The world in delirium alas, a fever!!!
Sure it is a vice when ‘intolerance’ displayed
Towards sanity and moral norms, science outplayed!
Well it is a virtue when ’tolerance’ is preached
To protect values historic and cultural
Great it is to see this duty nicely performed!
Often used words today here is “tolerance’
People lament the powers mired in bigotry
‘Tolerance’ need of the hour people proclaim
May not fall on the “powers that be” God bless them!
‘Tolerance and intolerance’ both at times ‘virtue’ and at times ‘vice’!
Let us develop both and use when the society stands to benefit. Let us discard both when they are not in the interest of the society and in turn India and the world.
Now the story is over , please think aloud and in silence and let me have your considered views on a psychological issue! Thanks We shall meet tomorrow as usual. Till then may GOD be with you..