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4) What do you understand by tolerance? Evaluate the importance of tolerance in contemporary world?(250 words)

Topic-Part of static series under the heading – “Tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections”

4) What do you understand by tolerance? Evaluate the importance of tolerance in contemporary world?(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to explain what tolerance is and bring out the importance of tolerance in contemporary world. We need to discuss how tolerance is important for resolving the issues faced by contemporary world.

Directive word

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain what tolerance is – Tolerance is restraint from reacting to unpleasing or unfavorable happenings. It requires high moral, forbearance, patience and a large heart to tolerate. Tolerance is fundamental for forgiveness and respect for contradictory views and practices.

Body

  • Discuss about the importance of tolerance in contemporary world at multiple levels – tolerance at individual level, at societal level, at government level, in terms of international relations etc
  • Discuss about issues such as religious strife, migration problem etc which can be addressed by cultivating the quality of tolerance.
  • Explain that the ethics of tolerance reinforces many values useful in current world such as respect for others, strengthening our own resilience etc

Conclusion – summarize your answer by re-emphasizing the importance of tolerance.