Wednesday, 24 July 2013

LIVE AND LET LIVE- PART 2

Hey sweets,Today I will discuss about one of my awesome experience during my 9th standard. It was about an unheard topic INTOLERANCE. Seriously I never knew intolerance was connected with environment or even value education.

In short also sweet, INTOLERANCE CAUSES MISERY AND DESTRUCTION.


I almost sinked into the topic, that I do remember every bit of the lecture even after 3 years. Actually speaking I almost fell in love the way my teacher explained it.It starts something like this,

THE FACES OF INTOLERANCE

Intolerance is a mask that is worn over many faces. Here are some of the feelings that hide behind the mask of intolerance.
  •  FEAR - What we do not understand we want to keep far away from us
  •  PREJUDICE - We inherit some of our attitudes from our upbringing and background.
  •  LACK OF KNOWLEDGE- Our judgement of people is based on hearsay or half truths.
  • GREED- The more people we keep out the larger our share. 
THE HURTFUL VOICE OF INTOLERANCE

        Intolerance gives people a message of rejection- it says , ' You are not wanted here' . When people are rejected it makes them feel sad. With the passage of time this sadness grows into resentmet, which swells into anger. When the anger cannot be contained it bursts out in violence.

        Intolerance sometimes takes simpler forms- a parent or teacher who will not tolerate mitakes or who has no patience with slowness. This is a more personal form of intolerance but it creates the same type of rejection, sadness, resentment and anger. All these negative feelings trap the victim into making more misakes and becoming slower than ever.

        Intolerance among young people follows the same pattern .


HOW INTOLERANCE CAN GROW

            We all know that people are the same wherever we go.

     Our differences are usually only surface differences- the way we speak, the way we dress and the colour of our skins. Underneath we all have the same feelings , the same fears and the same difficulties. Once we accept this we are able to tolerate people and even accept their ways.

     ACCEPTANCE says, ' I take you as you are. You don't have to change to please me' . If we give this message to people through our behaviour we make them happy. When we make others happy we feel happy too.

     We are similar and we are all good.


Hope it was not boring :)
It is actually good to learn few values.


Take care
Swati Reddy

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