There is a running debate about the word "tolerance." To some, it means accepting others for what they believe, how they behave and the ideas they behold, even if you don't agree. To others, tolerance is akin to begrudgingly allowing something I don't care for. One is based on respect; the other comes from judgment. See if this chart helps:

An emperor named Ashoka, who ruled India in the third century before Christ, declared in an edict which can still be seen inscribed on pillars near Delhi, “Anybody who is disrespectful of other religions has no respect for his own.”

Whatever your political "color" or your views about everything from the climate to vaccines to the economy and beyond... my wish is that we have a more respectful tolerance for those with whom we don't agree.

Speaking of which, if you don't agree with me, I'd love to hear from you. Leave a voice message (813-586-4856) or send an email (daniel@alivenwell.net). I promise not to judge you but rather respect your thoughts!