Tolerance is not a virtue. It's not something to be proud of, it's a default position taken with gritted teeth. We tolerate that which we cannot, will not, or should not accept. We tolerate for the sake of love and civility. It’s expedient and necessary, but it is not inherently virtuous. When you tolerate, have a good reason for not accepting. Sometimes there are good reasons, sometimes, not so much. Tolerance is usually one tiny step above contempt....own it.
- apropos of recent battles with my pride, and of course, the Wet Snow.