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November 16, Food For Thought (Florence)

The United Nations declared November 16 as the International Day for Tolerance. Here’s what UNESCO says about tolerance — a virtue that will benefit every person, a home, school, and work:

Along with outright injustice and violence, discrimination and marginalization are common forms of intolerance. Education for tolerance should aim at countering influences that lead to fear and exclusion of others, and should help young people develop capacities for independent judgement, critical thinking and ethical reasoning.
Tolerance is a way for us to collaborate on sharing emotional intelligence — and adding our voices to call for a more compassionate, tolerant, and just world.

As human beings who have the courage to put ourselves at a vulnerable place where along with adventures, wins and joy come a lot of downfalls and a$$ kicking I'd like to chip in and ask you to go an extra mile and show how tolerant you are to anybody really. Smiles, gratitude, nice words, grace, patience, equanimity, pausing, breating in and out - whatever is your thing; are all encouraged.
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