RGS Guildford courtyard with students

Reflection: Tolerance

Tolerance means accepting differences in people: their opinions, beliefs, practices, racial or ethnic origins, and so on.  It’s a fair attitude towards those who are different from us, and it is essential for living in a diverse world

In our daily lives, we encounter people who are different from us in many ways, and sometimes these differences can lead to conflict.  However, if we cultivate the value of tolerance, we can learn to respect and accept these differences.  We can see these differences as an opportunity to learn from others, to broaden our perspective, and to appreciate the richness of diversity in our world.

Tolerance doesn’t mean that we have to agree with everything that others say or do, but it does mean that we should respect their right to have their own opinions and beliefs.  We should not discriminate against others based on their differences, and we should not allow prejudice or hate to influence our actions.

In a world where there are so many differences, it’s important to remember that tolerance is a good thing.  It allows us to appreciate the beauty of diversity and to build a more inclusive and harmonious society.  So, let’s make an effort to be tolerant towards others, to celebrate diversity, and to embrace the differences that make our world such a vibrant and exciting place.

Harry Shaw

Senior Prefect