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Maybe “tolerance” isn’t so good after all….

Leslie Brown

“Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” ~Aristotle

How much will we tolerate? Beginning in the 60’s, it became an insult to label someone as “intolerant”. There are two sides to that coin.

While we should always love and forgive a person, we don’t have to tolerate their behavior.

The term “tolerance” “greased the skids” allowing a cult that espouses pedophilia, abuse, murder, lying and bestiality into our country. How’s that working out for us?

That Hillary is even CONSIDERED as a candidate for president is simply a sick indictment of our even sicker society.

“Multiculturism” is simply a term that glorifies diversity. Consider it a vehicle by which our country could be invaded so slowly we would hardly notice; with “P.C.” standing for “Preparation for Caliphate”, of course.

When I ran across the below article on “leadership”, I couldn’t help but shudder when we are so lacking in the very first quality in our current president. We could have easily known it with some rudimentary research.

We also had a media that  swooned over a socialist with foreign ties simply because he was the product of “Multiculturism” and “Political Correctness” waking up tangled in the sheets the next morning.

12 Things That Successful Leaders Never Tolerate

By and large, tolerance is a good trait. The differences we encounter enrich our lives and organizations. But to attain a successful life and meaningful leadership, we must refuse to tolerate the things that deplete, and ultimately destroy, us.

Start by declaring these things intolerable in yourself and those around you — and see what changes as a result.

1. Dishonesty*

Living an honest life allows you to be at peace with others and yourself. Dishonesty imposes a false reality on your life and those around you.

2. Boredom

Successful people are generally exploring something new. Life is too short for inactivity and staying in your comfort zone.

3. Mediocrity

It’s easy, and a constant temptation, to settle for less. But what makes some people stand out is their willingness to make the hard choices that allow a life of greatness.

4. Negativity

Every negative thought keeps you from being your best. If you hear yourself complaining, out loud or to yourself, find a way to shut it down.

5. Toxicity

At work or at home, a toxic environment will literally make you sick. If it doesn’t feel right, if it makes you tired or fills you with dread, cut yourself loose.

6. Disorganization

Clutter and disorder cause stress and affect your emotional and mental well-being. Get rid of what you don’t need and keep everything else where it belongs.

7. Unhealthy anything

Unhealthy food, unhealthy relationship, unhealthy habits — choose what you do wisely. Remind yourself that you deserve better, and then give yourself better.

8. Regrets

We all have regrets, but you can’t move toward your future if you’re dwelling on the past. Learn from it, right any wrongs where you can, and leave it behind.

9. Disrespect

Relationships are at the heart of success, and respect is at the heart of good relationships. Disrespect–whatever the form and whomever it’s directed toward–is one of the most destructive forces you can harbor.

10. Distrust

Distrust often arrives through a succession of little compromises here and there, so be watchful. Focus on building your own integrity and surround yourself with others who do the same.

11. Anger

We all feel anger, and in its place it can move you to action. But holding onto anger is paralyzing and accomplishes nothing. Learn to direct anger toward problems, not people, and then get over it.

12. Control

Don’t worry about the things you can’t control. Focus your energy where it can do good, and learn to let go of the rest.

Pay attention to the difference between the things that are truly positive in your life and the things you just let happen.

Remember, you are sum of what you tolerate!

* that leaves Todd Wagner out.



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