Charity and Tolerance

… love is wise, hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other. We have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don’t like. We can only live together in that way and if we are to live together and not die together, we must learn the kind of charity and the kind of tolerance which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet.  — Bertrand Russell

On many occasions I have hear someone say, “I can’t tolerate that person.” Certainly our leaders seem to think it is more important to despise and not tolerate people who disagree with them, and that attitude is at the root cause of our problems today.

Tolerance has to rise to the top of our list of characteristics we seek and aspire, right there with love. We don’t have to agree with everyone, we don’t have to like everyone, we don’t have to be pals with everyone, but as Russell says we should tolerate them.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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