Why Is Tolerance Important?

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Tolerance is important because it opens the door to opportunities and increases the chance for success. People who have had exposure to cultural differences feel confident living in a diverse society.

Tolerance provides an opportunity to learn from others while respecting and valuing their differences in religious and ethical beliefs. Tolerance works as a barrier to prejudice and brings people of a community together.

Being a good role model and setting an example of respect can teach others to be tolerant. Celebrating the heritage and differences of others is a fun way to both learn and teach tolerance to children and other generations.