Is Tolerance the Same as Acceptance?

Tolerance & Acceptance

We only need to look to the news these days to quickly realize that we are living in a world with very little tolerance.  Many people interchange the word tolerance and acceptance. Do these two words have the same meaning? Today’s discussion with FamilyAffaires.com Contributor & Author, Dr. Dan Gottlieb turns to this topic.

Dr. Dan personally does not like the word tolerance. He believes that we must all learn to accept and the first person we must learn to accept is ourselves.   Learn how through opening our heart we can learn to love and through love we will accept.

Imagine if we lived in a world where everyone was love and accepted.  How beautiful would the world be?

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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