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rbgarr
01-20-2014, 05:56 PM
http://www.alternet.org/culture/8-habits-intolerant-people

David G
01-20-2014, 06:25 PM
Remind you of anyone we know?

elf
01-20-2014, 06:28 PM
They are also often both bullies and cowards.

Peerie Maa
01-20-2014, 06:35 PM
We, on here, can only see five of those eight attributes.

Not that useful, especially the attributes listed will prevent introspection.

Gerarddm
01-20-2014, 06:36 PM
I have heard people say that they are tolerant as if that is some kind of a kudo, like if, for example, they say they are tolerant of gay marriage.

What they don't get is that when someone says they are tolerant, what they are really saying is, 'I don't like the subject matter, but I will pipe down and put a civil face on it so as to not appear to be a jerk.'

In their mind's eye they think they are practicing acceptance, which they are not.

skuthorp
01-20-2014, 06:40 PM
Disturbingly I can see some of myself there, but I guess that shouldn't surprise me.

Peerie Maa
01-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Disturbingly I can see some of myself there, but I guess that shouldn't surprise me.

We are none of us black or white, so there is no surprise that some behaviours lie in the middle ground.