Most of us would even have hard time if they had to answer the question - what does tolerance mean? I think there is no universal answer - since we are different, we have different ways to think about tolerance. Well, there is a definition, but my opinion is that definitions are just theory and can be even useful when you suffer with writing with your thesis, but that is all.
The important thing is that how you experience and live all those moments that were given to you. And why would you do this in ignorance and discrimination? It may sound cheesy or naive for the first reading, because everyone has negative feelings from the past - we had been hurt by many kinds of people, regardless any features of them. If you look back at your past, you have two options:
- you can live in your past, and let all those things influence your behavior
- or you can let all those bad memories go, and concentrate on the present happiness.
After this very first step, you can start thinking even further - what can I do for a better future? How can I improve my tolerant-self?
Yeah, it probably sounds pretty worn-out - the "learning-by-doing" method; but for becoming more tolerant and accepting, believe me, this is the BEST WAY EVER!
Do not let the trendy ideas interfere your plan - most of the popular vlogs/blogs/etc. say that you have to travel through the world to find your broad-mind, but there are way much easier opportunities to succeed!
What do you need to achieve your dream goal?
-An event organised in order to raise awareness of tolerance
-A huge amount of curiosity
If you made it until this point, you may have a question on your mind - what is after reaching my goal? I am really sorry to tell you, but you cannot really achieve it fully. Why? Because you will be craving for more and more!
Written by Dóra Nagy