Do we live in an increasingly tolerant society or, on the contrary, more intolerant than ever? Doesn’t matter where we are born, where we grow or where we live? Doesn’t our race, ethnicity, religion or culture matter? Diversity is one of the main characteristics of humans. Differences make us unique and enrich our society. The problem is that we live in a world where it is difficult to accept diversity.
Each culture is different, each individual has a cultural identity and cultural diversity is manifested by the diversity of language, art, music, religious beliefs. We all learn from everyone. Diversity helps us develop creativity. Tolerance means respecting, accepting and appreciating the rich diversity of cultures, of our forms of expression and different ways of expressing our human condition. Tolerance leads us to a peaceful coexistence.
Without tolerance there is no freedom.
Intolerance is the lack of respect for diversity. It is one of the great challenges facing humanity. Intolerance undermines coexistence and freedom.
Can we be tolerant of intolerance or should we be intolerant of intolerance?