What is Tolerance?
Tolerance is one of the most respected human values and relates to the acceptance of those people, situations or things that deviate from what each person possesses or considered within their beliefs. It's a term that comes from the word in latin "it tolerare", which translates to the Spanish as "support", or, "bear".
Tolerance is possible to measure in certain degrees that relate to acceptance is having to something which is not agreed or that does not fit to the system of values.
The importance of tolerance lies in the possibility that us gives coexist in the same space with people from different cultures or different beliefs. Tolerance is what enables us to live in harmony in a country with people who profess different religions, that support other political tendencies, who have a different sexual condition, etc. Tolerance applies not only at the country level, but that is something that we should develop in our homes with those people that we love, our family and friends, as well as also, around the world, where you try to coexist in harmony with a myriad of cultures and diverse people.
As we see, the tolerance is in close relationship with respect, and may thus be able to accept different opinions on the same subject, accepting and respecting ethnic, social, cultural and religious differences among others, always bearing in mind that what we are respecting not violates the integrity and rights of people, animals and the environment.
In some areas, it is more difficult that is of, especially in those of nature, religious, but currently we have seen outstanding examples, such as Juan Pablo II visit to a synagogue, in April 1986; Pope Benedicto XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) has not been back, dialogue with representatives of the Islamic community and visiting also temples of other religions. The leader of the Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, also has been characterized by openness and open dialogue, and also other religious leaders are now more willing to dialogue and understanding; These attitudes of religious tolerance have gone from being a luxury to become a real need, in a world marked by the conflict of ideologies, conflicts that have triggered the most terrible acts extremists in the world, both historically and currently.
One of the biggest difficulties surrounding the exercise of tolerance, find the point at which there is no longer to tolerate. In other words, it is the difficulty in establishing the boundary between the tolerable and intolerable. Such is the difficulty of this, which has been established as a real philosophical problem of nature.