Tolerance can Enlighten our Lives

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It's understandable that all the people around the world deserve equal rights and opportunities. In addition, as human beings we are supposed to have peaceful likeness for other human beings. This is what makes us human and keeps the world in stability. Let me remind you some sentences which will give vitality to what it is said above ''all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in the spirit of brotherhood.'' Those who think and contribute reasonably for the human welfare or well-being also have realized the precious message within these divine sentences. For those who are preoccupied to demonstrate superiority over the people who they consider inferior are lost within these sentences. They don't even try to accept the truth of these lines because their heart and mind is poison with words such as, superior, inferior, racism, minorities, prejudices and stereotypes.

There is no rational aim within the thought of not showing tolerance for human diversity. We are aware that God have created different nationalities, races, religions, beliefs and this is what makes us be different one from another. Furthermore, we should not perceive these distinctions as a threaten element but as a lesson which will teach us to identify and respect each other. In some places where the distinction between two nationalities, religion groups, or races are considered as destructive appearances makes the people suffer. So, not showing tolerance at different distinctions among people in the society will lead us to a gradual destruction. That's why I think that if tolerance is involved in the social and educational system can contribute to improve the situation among diverse societies. This can be accomplished through a lot of mechanisms. I'll try to elaborate...