Here is what I say I love to be intolerant. I´ll go again INTOLERANT is the way to go.(I just found out the google tool bar and I can change colours, this is great)
People are always talking about being tolerant to other people,to their way of thinking, to their way of acting, to just about everything. So tolerant becomes then norm, the accepted word. Is the good word.
But if I think about it for a moment being tolerant leads to catastrophic events if it becomes the norm, the good word the philosophy why everybody should live by. If we are tolerant of everything we start rationalizing everything and anything and most likely end up empathizing with things that turn out to be just the contrary, intolerant.
Let´s say I tolerate child abuse, a child abuse you could say is an intolerant person since he doesn´t tolerate any morality towards kids. Or I can tolerate Muslim terrorist, that way when I was over there in two fucked up countries I would be shaken hands with them with my rifle on my back and they would cut my head off since they are intolerant so I would be on the side of intolerance then. Or I can tolerate men that hit women thereby siding with the intolerance since they don´t seem to tolerate women after all they don´t have any respect for women. Tolerant of bullies we can also be, so we in turn will become bullies by accepting that form of thinking.
Let´s make it even harder, let´s say I tolerate gay people. They by nature are intolerant since there is no way in the world a gay man will ever go out with me since I´m not gay. So by my own rational he´s intolerant because I´m tolerant to my own ideas of not making out with a man. I don´t mind lesbians though.
So here is MY THEORY , When all these people say “we have to be tolerant”, o.k, that sounds very good but what are the consequences of being tolerant as a norm. The ones that I cited two paragraphs above. Those are the consequences. You do have to not tolerate thereby being intolerant towards certain things so there is some order in the world and it doesn´t all turn to anarchy. You loose your morals, each has their different morals about things in life and people and how people should be, but if we where all tolerant about the same things which means being tolerant about everything good bad, doesn´t matter just be tolerant and respect everything. How does the world function like that. No, you have to be intolerant in most parts of your life, intolerant towards crime, terrorism, bad governments, and governance. Family matters, relationships. Most things in our life´s we are intolerant because we do not let “everything go” in those arenas I just mentioned.
So GO INTOLERANCE since at the end, humans by nature are that.
Stay Frosty gents and gentesses.
Its like INTOLERANCE is the new tolerance!
Be it as it may be
Sorry, forgot to mention:
Good post Sir.Chucky
Chucky? Like in Chucky Cheese… I like that new nickname.
Chucky as in short for Charles…
Good with me
I’m sick of being told what I have to tolerate. I don’t have to tolerate a goddamn thing. To anyone who says I do, I say fuck off!
That´s why you´re the bullshit free zone
that’s true 🙂 !!! aha!! i can see red in the post 😀 😀 So now try putting a rainbow in your next post 🙂 🙂 🙂
not about being tolerant or intolerant, it’s about picking your battles, or so my wife tells me…
haha, the wife…
I just tried to take the easy argument of tolerance and flip it around which if you ask me I didn´t do all that bad. And it does make some sense, but don´t try to make much sense of my writing.After all it the blog is called crazy life.
Don´t pick a battle with your wife, that´s a good advice for all of us.
Leaving out crime, corruption, abuse etc. I think that whoever declares himself to be intolerant, is someone who actually believes to be always in the right. He knows the truth and therefore he fights the threat of what he considers wrong. The Christian binary vision of the world, which divides everything in good and evil,with or against me, doesn’t allow us to see properly the world in between, those thousand shades of truth that could be understood thanks to a good dose of co operation, patience, curiosity and of course culture. 🙂
Common, you only got that for me….here I go, I´m a Christian, a bad one I´ll admit that but the cool thing of being a Christian is that God has created us imperfect and he knows it, so the view of the church is that we still can make mistakes but try to look up to God and we can find salvation time and time again while we still keep fucking up. That´s why I go every Sunday to confession, the priest(not me though,the real one)talks to God and he declares me pardoned. That allows me to go on Monday and start screwing thing up again.
Intolerant we are by nature, do you allow your husband to tell you that you are doing a bad job, that you cook bad or that you run to slowly, a constant nagging. No, of course not you do not TOLERATE that, and you shouldn´t so if you don´t tolerate it what are you then..INTOLERANT.
Coopeartion, patience, curiosity and culture is only fine with people of the same mindset or same basic values it does not apply to nutjobs out there and there are a lot(don´t include me)so I don`t believe you tolerate these nutjobs. Like what happened in your school with that mother that sued the teacher because he/she did her job(can´t remember know exactly but you probably do that you wrote a post saying how at the end of the summer and parent teacher conference..)you don´t tolerate that and you shouldn´t so that makes you intolerant to those things. So yes, by nature we are intolerant. Because if we where tolerant the world would be full of nut jobs instead of being only a lot there would be too much.
Mrs.Tinkerbell, you really should give me an A+ in argument class or phylosophy. Hey, try to take 3 philosophers with 3 different philosphies and make the arguments with that, that war is morally correct and killing civilians in the process is also morally correct. And doing the argument in the great Communist Republic of California, San Francisco. I did, all college kids I remember where about to kill me when I presented the argument but even my communist teacher gave me an A-, since I stuck with the Philosophies, just flipped it around a bit. It was too easy to argue yeah war is bad and killing civilians is terrible.
You should bring me there to Rome so I can impart some of my vast knowledge to your students, plus now I´m a war veteran so I can really give them some pretty shitty things about war and justice and whatnot.
Still love you Mrs.Tinkerbell, 🙂
P.S. My A-?
A+ Charly 🙂
thank you, a bit late but hank´s
Damn it! Think I may have to agree with you here.
Just be yourself, bullshit-free. Thanks for the honest post, as always.
hi there, thank´s I am a bit weird what can I do.
I din’t notice that. Have a good week, take care!
I´m a thinker, I can flip any argument you give me :)….sometimes.
well, doesn’t sound like anything weird to me :))) a thinker! and a poet.
a semi thinker and semi poet would be more of my guess. Haven´t been passed you blog in some time, having internet issues here at home.
Well, i just learned that you are a fighter too…
I know….my bad for that one, on the good side it has been years I haven´t gotten into one of those,so we are making progress.
I absolutely love this post. It’s so smart and I love it. I can’t join the discussion at any deeper level because of the lack of words in english. But to keep it simple. I think it’s against the nature and evolution to be tolerate. No species would develop if the nature was always tolerate, they would die… Giraff: My neck is too short to reach the leaves
Nature: We must tolerate that and accept that you can’t reach the leaves.
.and…the giraff is starving and dies as a species.
I don’t tolerate that me neighbour is a prick and put garbage ouside her door, I don’t care if she has a broken leg or is drinking too much wine. I don’t tolerat the political party in Sweden who think that people from other countries shall not come and “steal” the jobs in Sweden.
The question about tolerance is deep. And if you add some religion into the discussion….it’s even more complicated. I’m a bit afraid of too religious people because the tolerate things because they think God tells them to do so. Like turning the other cheek and like that everybody shall be forgiven..if they say I’m sorry. NO. I won’t forgive everybody just because of that they say that they are sorry.
My best friend was bullied at the school she worked in and she tolerated it..because it was God’s plan to make her stronger. She got depressed….
Thanks for an reallly good and inspiring post!
I have some strange moments of enlightment 🙂
I sent you an email when you left 1,5 weeks ago. I send it again..I know it’s lost in the flood. – and I don’t want you to drown 🙂
Glad that you’re back home.
I´m glad too, I still don´t have the courage to get into the email, probably tomorrow in the morning, I´ll be in the lookout.