Can someone please explain to me how the hell ''tolerance'' make you a more mature, and a better all around person?

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    Jul 03, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
    Tolerance is NOT acceptance. It simply means ''putting up'' with something that you don't like. If someone told me they were tolerant of black/gays/gypsys/ whatever else, I would probably ex them out of existence! I am as guilty as the other person I will admit. But why be ''tolerant'' of other people? You are just putting up a fake face to people which isn't right to them, and tolerance pretty much does nothing but give you emotional stress. Of course you have to put up with people at work or school, but I'm not really talking about that!
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    Jul 03, 2011 8:00 PM GMT

    1.a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry.
    2.a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions and practices that differ from one's own.
    3.interest in and concern for ideas, opinions, practices, etc., foreign to one's own; a liberal, "undogmatic" viewpoint.
    4.the act or capacity of enduring; endurance: My tolerance of noise is limited.

    INW, I "tolerate" the words you speak, but I "accept" your right to do so.
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    Jul 03, 2011 8:05 PM GMT
    Tolerance is pretty much the middle ground between love/acceptance and hate. I've held the opinion that people may not love or like me but they WILL respect me. Tolerance encompasses respect.
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    Jul 03, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
    I guess you ex Obama out of existence!!
    He tolerates gay people.icon_idea.gif
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    Jul 03, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    I think that the _tone_ of the word "tolerance" is important. It generally connotes putting up with or enduring something unpleasant or unwanted. As long as people speak of "tolerating" us, they imply that we are at some level distasteful.
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    Jul 03, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    I'd prefer them to shut up and be tolerant rather then constantly spew hate out, makes life just that little bit more quiet and pleasant