A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of “Tolerance”.
Google defines the term ‘tolerance’ to be “the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with” and “the capacity to endure continued subjection to something such as a drug or environmental conditions without adverse reaction.”
Simply put, tolerance is the act of forbearing. Life is not all rosy like we envision it to be. Sometimes it will be unfair. Sometimes it will seem unbearable. At times like those, only the ability to tolerate will get us through and the hope that one day life will become better. To tolerate in life is thus a virtue we must all develop in our life.
Helen Keller has once said, “The highest result of education is tolerance.” Develop tolerance!