Some cogent thoughts around the relationship that should exist between leadership and tolerance …
These days we cannot switch on the TV or web without having to confront intolerance. We see it internationally, nationally, and locally.
It even affects our relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and co-workers.
An Increasingly Intolerant World
We live in a world that is increasingly intolerant, one in which violence, untruthfulness, hate, mutual criticism abound, and people constantly and deliberately do hurtful things to others.
People’s approach to other is frequently one of:
- Widespread intolerance
People are paid lots of money to be intolerant, and they gather around them a large following of insecure people who delight to find their own intolerant attitudes supported by celebrities and leadership figures in politics or religion. These political, social, and religious “leaders” whip their followers into a frenzy over issues that are not central to their original vision, leading to catastrophes like ethnic cleansing, or even to the deliberate, destructive…
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