Monday, April 2, 2007

Tolerance is Strength

Being kind is 10,000 times more important than being right. That is a hard lesson to learn. When we feel that we are a pawn in a game of injustice, we want to attack. But consider the consequences: pressure (being right) creates more resistance. Tolerance, patience, and understanding (being kind) create reconciliation and acceptance. That is the nature of things: the nature of a university, the nature of a family, the nature of a marriage. The sooner we learn that, the sooner we will be at peace.
Allen Johnson, Ph.D.