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Monday, February 7, 2011

"Tolerance" - Really?

Hopefully this will simply be read, and understood.

I believe "tolerate" is one word over-used...too easily and overwhelmingly!!


Stick with me here.

Think about it. The word tolerate means (thank you Google):

1.Allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one does not necessarily like or agree with) without interference

■a regime unwilling to tolerate dissent

2.Accept or endure (someone or something unpleasant or disliked) with forbearance

■how was it that she could tolerate such noise?

3.Be capable of continued subjection to (a drug, toxin, or environmental condition) without adverse reaction

■lichens grow in conditions that no other plants tolerate





Lets look at number #1:


"allow" being the first word, bothers me. Why would anyone simply "allow" someone else to just be? Allowing their "existence"...allowing? Hell, I may not remember being born, but I don't think anyone "allowed" me to be who I am. I just am. Who made these people master of all that is tolerated?





#2:

Lets go with the actual example. "such noise?" I make very little noise in this world, I would not expect anyone to "tolerate" me for being me. As I would not judge, nor tolerate anyone as such.


#3:


Well, I can relate to that one. We all can. Our bodies need to tolerate here and there...but our minds? I don't think so! We have the ability to choose. That is what makes us unique!







My point being: We all hear in the news, the Internet, the blogs, etc...how one group tolerates another. How one religion tolerates the others. One ethnic group tolerates another in a neighborhood. One nation tolerates the militaristic grumblings of their neighbors. One state tolerates the next states political visions. One gender tolerating another. That last one may be more acceptable than I am willing to admit, but hell, I have trouble with the same gender!





I DON'T WANT TO BE SIMPLY TOLERATED! I prefer to BE. That's it. Just BE!








I don't want to be tolerated for being who I am. For the color of my skin. How I think, feel and love. For the way I was born. How I live my life. For our daughters very special being - having two fathers. I don't want to be tolerated for having a family that just happens to be out of the norm.



Someone please tell me, what exactly is the norm these days?





My partner and I were at a dinner awhile back. There was a 20-something man, gay, heralding the idea of being a role model for gay youth. Sending a positive message that we can, and will, be who we are. That to teach "tolerance" was paramount in his endeavors. Get the word out, that gay people deserve to be tolerated.


I certainly salute his determination to make a difference, however, why on earth would you want to instill the ability to tolerate someone? I just don't get it. I don't want to be tolerated, damn it! I just want to be . I don't care to be accepted, or judged for sinning, but being loved as a sinner! How hypocritical is that? I only care to be me, a human being, taking up space on this mother earth. Don't think twice about who I am, and how I chose to live my life. My life is not yours to "tolerate". It is mine, and mine only!




We have such limited time in life. Why waste it judging people for who they happen to be. Love one another, smile for each other. Don't simply tolerate someone,. get to know them. Offer your life's experiences; absorb theirs. You may find some pretty cool friends, get some helpful hints for life...and downright walk away with a feeling of accomplishment and camaraderie.



Grin from ear to ear. Feel the love! We are all special in our own right. Open your hearts and minds to some thing/some one different from you and those who surround you.



In short:



"Don't Tolerate - Circulate! "




AH, You So Punny!!




or...For a Good Laugh, read on:






1.The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference.
He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island,
but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian .

3. She was only a whiskey maker,
but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class,
because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. No matter how much you push the envelope,
it'll still be stationery.

6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road
and was cited for littering.

7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

8. Two silk worms had a race.
They ended up in a tie.

9. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall.
The police are looking into it.

10. Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.

11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway.
One hat said to the other: “You stay here; I'll go on a head.”;

13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger.
Then it hit me.

14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: “Keep off the Grass.”;

15. The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

16. The soldier who survived mustard gas and
pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

17. A backward poet writes inverse.

18. In a democracy it's your vote that counts.
In feudalism it's your count that votes.

19. If you jumped off the bridge in Paris ,
you'd be in Seine .

20. A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons.
The flight attendant looks at him and says, “I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.”;

21. Two fish swim into a concrete wall.
One turns to the other and says “Dam!”;

22. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft.
Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

23. Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, “I've lost my electron.”;
The other says “Are you sure?” The first replies, “Yes, I'm positive.”;

24. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal?
His goal: transcend dental medication.

25. There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh.
No pun in ten did.


GET IT? GOT IT? GOOD!!!

Which one is your favorite and why?


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