We should not tolerate technical jargon that’s designed to confuse.
We should not tolerate vacuous commercial radio that adds to the din around us with inane chatter and incessant ads.
This diminishing of our tolerance levels from the high water mark of our youth, it’s good.
But when our tolerance levels reach the waterline and just keep on going–so that we tolerate only the things that uphold our version of the world and nothing that doesn’t serve us in the short term, right here, right now–it’s bad.
Diminishing tolerance is noble. But if we’re to be calm, not cantankerous, there’s a happy medium to be found.