I tolerate muscle soreness after a hard work-out, but beyond that, I find the words tolerate, tolerance, and tolerant to be of limited utility. They imply there is something wrong with what is being tolerated. The most common usage is to refer to a subdivision of humans to which we don’t belong. I disagree with this usage. I don’t think it matters whether a person is black, yellow, olive, white, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, male, female, atheist, agnostic, Hindu, Buddhist, gay, lesbian, or anything else, if they don’t infringe on my personal freedom, they are just humans, we are all the same. If they do infringe on my personal freedom, then they are elevated to annoying human. I try not to be annoying to other humans. I can’t always be on perfect behavior, but I try to acknowledge my mistakes and fix them. Until we can all come to this realization, the troubles we have had throughout history will continue to be repeated ala “Groundhog’s Day”.
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I would say, for the most part my life has been low key, but I do have some experiences not everybody has. I graduated from the University of Washington with a Business degree majoring in accounting. I have worked for two of the components of the Dow Industrial Average index. I was briefly a member of the 1% club and misplaced my membership card. I have ridden motorcycles, wrecked a 40’ boat, had a 36’ boat destroyed in a marina fire and spent two weeks in court being sued for $500k (I won). As a self-employed builder, I built over 300 homes and had 20 people working for me. I still have a couple of dragons to slay, this blog being one of them. View all posts by PDR