Tolerance and principles are two fundamental human qualities. We all,
as human beings, are special in a way. Each one of us has his own
destination, wishes, desires, and principles. However none of us lives in
a private isolated world, so she or he meets and interacts with others. In
order for relationships among us to be smooth, we have to be tolerant
of each other. Otherwise conflicts spring up.
Harmony of tolerance and principles would probably be an ideal
situation but is it possible and how could it be achieved? That is probably
one of the most difficult tasks of human society ever. Inability to tolerate
one another often leads to disputes and even wars.
Principles are often dominant and important in today's modern society
of strong individuals. Everyone just fulfills his own desires without
caring about others and possible damage caused to them. Feelings are
other important aspects as they can be easily hurt and affect the
Responses or reactions of a person often depend on
input actions, responses but they are motivated to a great part by
individual feelings, ideas and principles.
What does tolerance actually mean, and why? Tolerance as I have already
mentioned is a kind of respect, but also a kind of mutual understanding
and sensibility. I believe that it also depends on a large number of other
features which compose our character. Of course there are different
levels of tolerance reflected in a personality. There are so-called good
hearted people, tolerant and polite. On the other hand are their total
opposites, arrogant and careless people, who in their inner core do not
posses any justification for tolerance and justice. Members of this
second group just follow their principles, for example, skinheads,
terrorists and other extremists. They just persist in their...