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Tolerance and insanity

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Some of these college kids need to just go home. You cannot agree with everything and go along with everything. This has to be the most uncomfortable thing I have ever watched. If you want to be 7 you can be 7 is that girl real?
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You may not know it, but you have a tolerance meter -- an internal gauge that tells you when enough is enough. The problem for many is that their tolerance meter is set too high -- that they put up with far too much for far too long.
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We’re afraid of driving loved ones further away. In some cases, the only hope for salvaging a strained or devastated relationship is a “wake-up call.” Truth-avoidance only creates greater emotional distance.
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This video really made me laugh. These had to be actors no one can really not want to tell this guy he is full of himself. If this is way they are acting on campuses around the US I don't want to send my kids to school. lol
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Zero tolerance policies don't always translate into a blank check for police to harass anyone they choose. But it does remove human judgment from the enforcement of laws, regulation and ordinary behavior. They're not an answer to lawlessness--they're an excuse for police departments, judges, school administrators and society at large to abdicate their responsibilities.
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For us, gender equality is a fundamental value. But we also profess tolerance for other people’s culture and religion. Which principle should prevail? Should we respond to these developments with tolerance?
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The tolerant person, so we’re told, is broad-minded — open to other beliefs, truth claims, moral convictions, and lifestyles. He or she makes room for others to do as they wish, even if their behavior contradicts or even mocks his own. He believes in “live and let live.
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At the end of the day we are blessed to be in this country that is tolerant and allows people to act they way they feel pleased. Respect is all anyone can ask for in life. That being said there is a line and the people in this video are not being realistic at all. That is not how they talk to their friends I guarantee you.
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There is a modern myth that holds that true tolerance consists of neutrality. It is one of the most entrenched assumptions of a society committed to relativism.
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Towards the end of his long life Voltaire took the courageous stand of defending a Protestant family against religious intolerance and legal persecution. In his Treatise on Toleration he argued that religious intolerance was against the law of nature and was worse than the “right of the tiger.
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For us, gender equality is a fundamental value. But we also profess tolerance for other people’s culture and religion. Which principle should prevail? Should we respond to these developments with tolerance?
IMHO I think tolerance should extend to the harm principle. We should all tolerate any other religion or culture until that particular causes harm to someone else in which case perhaps a non tolerant approach should be taken. However we must be sure to separate extremist sects of a particular religion from the general interpretation.
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People in society have taken the stand that if it is not going to hurt me I will say whatever to avoid confrontation. While this may be a good way to not have arguments it is a poor way to live life. Say what you feel and be yourself for God's sake.
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Tolerance is now a survival instinct. You cant say anything to ruffle any one's feathers. In this society having a point of view that offends anyone is considered negative. You can be publicly shamed for it in social media and ostracized. Why subjugate yourself to that when you can just show tolerance to even the stupidest things.
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I think mostly people hang out in their own groups and they say and talk the way normal people should talk. When you are in public around large crowds there is nothing wrong with adjusting your tone and words so that people around you are not offended. It goes back to cursing in public you can do it but it just does not sound nice.
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Tolerance is now a survival instinct. You cant say anything to ruffle any one's feathers. In this society having a point of view that offends anyone is considered negative. You can be publicly shamed for it in social media and ostracized. Why subjugate yourself to that when you can just show tolerance to even the stupidest things.
The only people who can get away with this is someone who has nothing to lose. That would be either the super rich and powerful or the lowly poor people. How can you ruin someone who has millions and billions of dollars. With that being said how do you ruin someone who has no reputation or money to lose. These two groups can let it fly baby.
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Those who came of age under the tutelage of Lennon and his contemporaries are now dominant in our most prestigious institutions of cultural influence: law, education, the media, and the social sciences. Although the optimism of these former flower children may be waning, their totalitarian impulses, implied in Lennon’s call for global unanimity on matters controversial, are in full bloom. We will call their project liberal tolerance
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My group that I run with me choose to tell each other the truth all the time. We don't have the time nor the brain capacity to try and find nice words all the time. It is what it is people.
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