“Tolerance is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.” ~ Helen Keller

Be honest, how much can you tolerate? Whats your breaking point? The level is different for most of us. For some a simple word can set them off, and for others, like myself, will tolerate as much as possible just to keep the peace. The importance of tolerance is balance. Something that helped me in my life was not only learning but accepting my level of tolerance. The ability to bite your tongue is important, but keeping your silence during ever altercation is self destructive. I was doing more harm to myself by suppressing my voice. It wasn’t healthy. But also understand the effects of having a short temper. It isn’t healthy either. It’s unfair to people as well as yourself. So do you think you can find your balance?

4 thoughts on “Tolerance

  1. tarnishedsoul says:

    I find my ability to tolerate up to my breaking point has a lot of different influences, how physically tired I am, how much I have been exposed to whatever I am dealing with, how hungry I might be – in fact, any physical stress influences it.
    There was a time that I was so laid back that nothing bothered me, I could handle a lot of things…over time, this changed. I’m working on getting back to how I used to be and hoping things can be better.
    Interesting post. 🙂

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