TOLERANCE

LIFE IS FULL OF THINGS WE EXERCISE TOLERANCE WITH.  IT  COULD BE THAT WE ACCEPT TOO MUCH OF WHAT ISN’T NORMAL, OR WE DEVELOP SELF-TOLERANCE.   WE WILL TALK ABOUT BOTH THINGS.  FIRST, LET’S TALK ABOUT SELF-TOLERANCE TO SUBSTANCES.  BEFORE WE DO, HOWEVER, LET’S FIRST LOOK AT OUR MEANING OF TOLERANCE FROM THE WEBSTER DICTIONARY AND ITS DAILY WISDOM WORD MEANING.

WEBSTER MEANING OF TOLERANCE-1.  THE ABILITY OR WILLINGNESS TO TOLERATE SOMETHING, IN PARTICULAR, BEHAVIOR OR ACTIONS ONE DOESN’T NECESSARILY AGREE WITH.  2.  THE CAPACITY TO ENDURE CONTINUED SUBJECTION TO SOMETHING, ESPECIALLY A DRUG, TRANSPLANT, ANTIGEN OR ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

DAILY WISDOM WORDS DEFINITION-TO BUILD UP A RESISTANCE TO THE EFFECT OF SOMETHING.  2.  TO LEARN TO ADJUST TO SOMETHING THAT BOTHER’S YOU.

WE WILL TALK ABOUT BOTH MEANINGS.  TOLERANCE TAKES DISCIPLINE WHEN LEARNING TO ACCEPT SOMETHING YOU NORMALLY WOULD NOT ACCEPT.  MANY TIMES, TOLERANCE OF SOMEONE ELSE’S HABITS YOU DON’T CARE FOR IS REQUIRED IN A RELATIONSHIP TO MAKE IT WORK. 

TOLERANCE ALSO CAN MEAN BUILDING UP A RESISTANCE TO CERTAIN SUBSTANCES OR ADDICTIVE DRUGS.  FOR EXAMPLE, PERHAPS ONE USED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE ONE BEER AND FEEL ITS EFFECTS.  OVER TIME, WITH REGULARITY, A PERSON NO LONGER FEELS THE FIRST BEER.  IN FACT, IT MAY TAKE THREE BEERS TO PRODUCE THE SAME EFFECT FOR THAT PERSON.  

AS WE SEE, TOLERANCE CAN BE BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE.  IN REGARDS TO RELATIONSHIPS, TO MEET SOMEONE WHOSE HABITS YOUR COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE WITH, IS RARE.  THIS IS BECAUSE TWO PEOPLE IN A LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP GREW UP IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS, AND ALSO HAVE A DIFFERENT PERSONALITY THAN THE OTHER PERSON.  TO FIND SOMEONE YOUR 100 PERCENT COMPATIBLE WITH, IS HARD TO DO.  TOLERANCE CAN MEAN ADJUSTING TO THOSE DIFFERENCES. 

SOMETIMES, THE ABOVE CAN BE A NEGATIVE THING.  FOR EXAMPLE, I GREW UP IN A HOUSEHOLD WITH A PARENT WHO RAISED THEIR VOICE TO ME WHEN UPSET.  SO DID MY PARTER.  THIS CREATES ISSUES, AS WE BOTH TEND TO YELL AT ONE ANOTHER WHEN UPSET.  

TOLERANCE, AS YOU CAN SEE, HAS DIFFERENT MEANINGS.  I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED READING ABOUT TOLERANCE TODAY AND IT HAS MADE YOU THINK IF YOUR TASTE OF TOLERANCE INVOLVES ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES.  YOUR COMMENTS, POEMS AND QUOTES ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED, AND CAN BE LEFT FOR ME TO READ AS WELL AS OTHER READERS DIRECTLY BENEATH THIS POST WHERE IT SAYS, “JOIN THE DISCUSSION”.

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4 months ago

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Susan
4 months ago

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4 months ago

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