Tolerance and Intolerance


Tolerance is inner peace.

Tolerance leads to accepting and allowing others

to practice their own religions, and philosophies of life. 


Intolerance is about us vs. them.

Us = people like me.

Them = people not like me.

Intolerance runs epidemically

in religions, governments and powers

that want to grow in numbers, land and money.


“I am right” thinking is a form of intolerance.

Saying my beliefs are “true”

alienates, offends and degrades groups of people.

Intolerance is about inner conflicts.

Inner conflicts lead to judging, pride, disease,

anger, hatred, domination, fighting, battles and wars.


Story of Two Wolves

An old man told his grandson:

My son, there is a battle

between two wolves inside us all.

One is evil.

It is anger, jealousy, greed,

resentment, inferiority, lies and ego.

The other is good.

It is joy, peace, love, hope,

humility, kindness, empathy and truth.


The boy thought about it and asked:

Grandfather, which wolf wins?

The old man replied:  The one you feed.

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