The Choice to be Tolerant of Other Views

There is an old saying that "the truth is in the middle somewhere." It's a reference to the fact that many times, in spite of strongly opposing opinions, the truth lies somewhere between the two extremes. But, how we will we ever find that middle ground if we aren't tolerant of others and willing to listen to what they have to say?

Current examples of this intolerance are politicians who choose to boycott an important world leader's speech to congress. Instead of recognizing that they might learn something from someone who lives with the problem every day, they refuse to listen to what he has to say.

Well, we are urging you to NOT follow their example. If you have a friend, a business associate or a family member who sees things differently from you, make the choice to be respectful of their opinion and be willing to listen to their side of the story.

We don't move things forward by winning arguments. We do so by being respectful and working together to achieve things that are good - not just for us - but for everyone

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley