Tolerence: "a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one's own; freedom from bigotry"
1. the act of taking or receiving something offered.
2. favorable reception; approval; favor.
3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory.
4. the fact or state of being accepted or acceptable.
I think number 3 under acceptance is the one most applicable here. There is a difference between tolerating something you don't believe in and accepting it. For the most part, people who campaign for something or want something passed under law would like tolerence and not necessarily acceptance. I've been following some of the posts on here recently and I honestly think some people don't know the difference.
Answer by Ladybugkisses76 at 9:12 AM on May. 28, 2009
Answer by almostcrazee at 9:08 AM on May. 28, 2009
I agree with you OP, and I have said so before. There is a difference. While I think it's perfectly reasonable for people to ask for tolerance, to expect acceptance is reaching a little far.
Well said Ladybugkisses.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:16 AM on May. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 AM on May. 28, 2009
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Answer by ajguinn at 9:35 AM on May. 28, 2009
Honestly I never thought of it. I use the two terms synonymously... Thanks for making me think about this....
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:50 AM on May. 28, 2009
It is human nature to want exceptance is it not. When you get a new hair cut or outfit you want someone to say "hey that looks great." (I know not that great of comparison) or a better one when you bring a new BF home to meet the parents, you want him to be excepted. It's just human nature.
\Anon I too wish there was more people out there like you. Respect is such a better word and way of looking at things. Your awesome lol
Answer by mommy-perks at 10:30 AM on May. 28, 2009