Being tolerant means; showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.
Frankly I’m not seeing a whole lot of tolerance by the media, government officials and celebrities whether it’s about race, political views, environment or abortion. It’s become anything BUT tolerant with name calling when someone disagrees with their viewpoint. It’s downright disrespectful and it sets a bad example for the youner generation. Grow up. This isn’t junior high. What people seem to forget is when someone bad mouths another it says more about the kind of person they are than the person it’s directed at.
What comes around goes around and if you want someone to take your viewpoint seriously you MUST also be open and give them the common courtesy of expressing their viewpoint. It’s the civil thing to do. You may not agree and hold your current views but now you have new information and understanding of another’s viewpoint. However, if all you want to do is bad mouth and dismiss another’s viewpoint than don’t be surprised if you get the same treatment.
It has to end sometime. Be the bigger “tolerant” person.