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Where do you draw the boarder line when it comes to TOLERANCE?

Asked by seVen (3472points) August 11th, 2008 from iPhone

there certainly should be a point of saying “stop, now this is enough”.

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lefteh's avatar

I stop tolerating others’ actions when they begin to pose a threat to the safety, security, and well-being of another group or individual.

wildflower's avatar

I draw the line at willful ignorance, deliberate intolerance or intentional malice. I very much try to give people benefit of the doubt. If they’re acting in good faith and don’t know better I may offer some feedback but not punish or judge – however, if they know what they’re doing is bad for something or someone else, then I have no time, interest or sympathy for that person

Tone's avatar

I won’t tolerate tolerance at all.

tinyfaery's avatar

When my conscience no longer allows for it.

augustlan's avatar

I’m with lefteh…I’ll tolerate your beliefs and actions right up until they cross over into another’s right to live their life as they wish, and so on.

scamp's avatar

When there is a smarsh in my office!

SeekerSeekiing's avatar

I don’t like intolerance, too often as a kid I was on the end that was being pointed at. Now it’s a good thing as it makes me see through eyes of compassion.

I had this experience at work. We own a furniture store, my foster sister and I, and hubby. I was at the register and this guy came up to check out. He didn’t know me from adam, but he started in saying the N word, N-this, N-that. I glanced at my Fsister and she kind of shook her head [not wanting me to erupt, I guess]. I’m the fairest, red-headed, green eyed girl anywhere. I thougth “now what can I say that will let him know I DO NOT agree with him—cause he obviously thinks I do.” Finally, I said, “Oh please, don’t use that word! I have family and friends who are black!” His mouth fell open, but he shut up.

My Fsister first told me I couldn’t do that in business. HUH? I said, I have to . . . it’s my ethic. She said ‘ethics have no place in business.’ Whoa, I told her I wondered if I should be in busienss with her! But she didn’t mean that, really. She was of the school, you don’t alienate a customer. I told her I didn’t insult the guy. I didn’t tell him what not to say. I probably didn’t change his mind. But I may have caused him to think the next time he sees someone in the South who he believes thinks just like him…and even if I didn’t do any of that.
I had to speak for myself.

Knotmyday's avatar

I will not tolerate bigotry or stupidity. Generally they walk hand-in-hand.

Bri_L's avatar

I am bigoted towards bigots.

marinelife's avatar

My border line: I never allow boarders at my dinner table unless they change and leave the board at home.

Knotmyday's avatar

“What did the tree say to the sawmill?” “I’m board.”

Is a boarding party composed of boarders? Let’s have one!
We can do it on my dinghy! :^D

rahm_sahriv's avatar

I draw the line at non-tolerance in the name of tolerance.

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