Differences create gaps, but we need to reap love, not hatred, out of diversity. And to do so, we need to relearn the long forgotten value of tolerance
FOR A MORE TOLERANT YOU
Beware of generalizations, particularly those of a derogatory nature. Statements such as 'all Hindus are...', merely bar us from discovering the truth.
Put yourself in the other's place. Once you understand the context from which the other operates, tolerance is easier.
Expose yourself to varying points of view. The more pluralistic your experience, the less will you claim custody on the truth.
Cultivate friends among different communities. Once you see their humanness, you will not close your minds to them.
Correct myths and generalizations with statistics and facts.
Forgive yourself and accept your lapses.
Cultivate self-awareness. The more you are aware of your own faults and foibles, the less likely are you to judge.
Take responsibility for your feelings and biases.
Practice inclusion. At work, seek to generate participation among all.
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