Article on tolerance need of the hour
“Article on tolerance need of the hour” is written as an essay as well as a “speech on tolerance a need of hour “.
Tolerance is need of hour and nothing is required in this contemporary world than TOLERANCE. Tolerance is to accept the views and actions of other with patience and light behavior. Stopping himself from reaction on the action of other is real TOLERANCE. Parents observe tolerance by forgiving the mistakes committed by their kids similarly a friend bear the odd habits and things of his beloved friends with patience and tolerance. Friendly nations and societies usually do not react over the actions even deadly by one of his friend. That’s why such actions are named in war as friendly attack or strike.
History of tolerance is as old as the birth of this planet. The whole system of universe is based on patience and tolerance. Almighty Allah forgive His disbelievers and even then He waits for his abandon over sins. He do not take away His blessings from sinner and disbeliever by view of tolerance and patience. Prophets of God were advised to take lenient view for his disbeliever.
International community has now accepted the value of tolerance and therefore 16th November is celebrated as a Tolerance day in the world.
Why it is important to be tolerant
One should start the implementing the habit of tolerance from his home. We should accept the right and positive views and demands of our kids and life partner. We should not impose our thinking and ideas on other in spite that we should try to convince them with logics and counselling if they are going in wrong way. It is observed that relationships and family set up destroy due to lack of tolerance and patience. It is duty of other partner to observe tolerance if the other is in anger and vice versa.
In world politics need of tolerance building and patience is required more than anything. Powerful nations should accept the views of other weaker nations and must try to give the share of trade, economy, power and rights to the weaker nation. This type of attitude can only save the world from wars and terrorism.
Burning issues among the communities may be settled with dialogues and using the forums of International organizations.
It is also part of tolerance not to get involve in the internal matters of other communities. More over terrorism and war for freedom may be separated and later may be treated with patience while former must be crushed with joint efforts.
Lack of tolerance in our society
Wars, conflicts and terrorism are result of absence of tolerance and non-acceptance of other views and rights. Conflicts and issues arise when party do implement their agendas while not considering party B rights and privileges. In some cases minorities do not use legal ways to highlight their issues.
Rise of terrorism is due to lack of patience and tolerance among the groups and masses. Such entities choose short cut ways to get their goals achieved, this attitude brings destruction and unrest in the societies. We are witnessing results of terrorism due to impatience behaviour of parties.
We see that in most parts of the world Hindus, Christian, Buddhists, Muslims and other religious sects are at daggers drawn. Even inside a religion sects and segments are quarreling with one another to impose his views and thoughts. There is dire need of accepting and respecting the views of other religion, otherwise this planet will become a mess and unrest will go on prevailing among the societies.
How to be tolerant
But question arises what are the steps to move ahead for observing tolerance, these are:
- Do not interfere in the matters of religion, nationalism, race etc.
- Now a custom is being developed all over the world that majority usually do not care about the religious views, castes and areas of minorities and even legislation is being made to impose majority’s culture.
- Bullying is another form of intolerance behaviour.
- Accept the right of other.
- Decline of right of others real cause of all quarrels.
- Accept the power of dialogue.
- Communities may address their issues with tolerance and on table.
- Do not react early.
- One should not be hurry in reacting, it is often seen that Wait and see policy solve most of issues with passage of time.
- Tell others about your rights.
- Communities may talk about the rights and one should communicate its right and privileges to other.
- Use legal ways.
- Illegal ways usually weaken the point of view and legal way at the end get acceptance.
- Control your anger.
- Control of anger is key to success and tolerance.
In recent years or decades, distance between people has virtually reduced because of better means of communication, which has led to increase in inter-dependence of people. People are now-a-days compelled to look at a broader perspective. Although the concept of loyalty and patriotism towards the nation still prevails people have been forced to have a more global perspective. As a lack of it can adversely affect business or social harmony.
The phenomenon has many names. You may call it globalization or ‘World is Shrinking ‘ or ‘World is a global village’. The fact is in today’s world the gamut of situations that people experience, the variety of people that we meet, the extent of things we hear or see is far more greater today than what it used be. All of it we owe to the globalization phenomenon.Here I have used globalization as a much general term.
Coming back to need of tolerance. Since people of different groups, ethnic backgrounds, religion interact more with each other , their dependencies on each other also increase. For harmony to prevail what is required is an increase in the level of tolerance by every individual. Consider an example of as a country. For the muslims and the hindus and the Christians, the Sikhs etc to live together we need some amount of religious tolerance. For the people with a more conservative attitude(some may say fundamental ideology) and for people with a more modern attitude , some amount of ideological tolerance is required. For the people of different states a more cultural tolerance is required. In short for everyone to live in harmony tolerance is a must.
Until now people have somehow managed to muster enough tolerance to live as one nation. Although a lack of it is always displayed in the form of racism, casteism, etc. However now globalization calls for higher amount of tolerance to tackle today’s well known enemy ‘terrorism’ may be it of any form.
People today are required to tolerate people with different colour, religion, caste, nationality, even sexual orientation. People should not take tolerance as encroachment or acceptance of new values but simply take tolerance as acknowledgement of the fact that other values exist.
A greater amount of tolerance will bring a lot of peace and harmony into this world. I may sound like a staunch Gandhian but his principle of tolerance still stands…