My most recent thought-provoking coffee sleeve had this quote on it:
Examine what you tolerate.
My first thoughts jumped right to political things. Gay marriage, women’s rights, health care, the economy, capital punishment, etc. And I thought, what do we, collectively, as a nation, tolerate? And why?
THEN, after that proved to be almost too overwhelming to think about, I corralled my thoughts and channeled my tunnel vision more: What do I tolerate?
Which behaviors do I allow in my life? Why? How do they mirror my values and help me accomplish my goals? What kind of treatment do I tolerate from others?
It’s an interesting exercise. Thinking about things in terms of what you tolerate, rather than what you simply accept and let be.
I thought it was worth thinking about. Maybe you will too.
Therefore, the question: What do you tolerate in your daily life, and do you think you should tolerate less?