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Hello Mam, I couldn’t agree anymore with you; I idea that someone else thinks or acts in way which does not align with my beliefs, breeds resentment which ultimately leads to violence. As granular as it may seem, I object to the very use of the word “tolerant”. Going by the definition of tolerance, google says: “allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one dislikes or disagrees with) without interference”; important word here to notice is “allow”. Who are we to allow? No one asked for our approval! Tolerance lights up an idea which would say ‘the other person’s action/thinking is different than mine, but I will let him be’ Like I have a choice! And when this idea lingers in the heads of so called fundamentalist, they develop resentment. “Acceptance”, in my opinion is the correct word that we should be using; be it religious “acceptance” or political “acceptance”. The other person is different than I am and I must ACCEPT it.

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