Tolerance

“Tolerance can never embrace. It suffers differences, instead of being hospitable to them. Though more gentle or discreet, tolerance is merely a different form of intolerance. “Toleration,” Goethe observed, “ought in reality to be merely a transitory mood. It must lead to recognition. To tolerate is to insult.” Hospitality, in contrast, embraces the radical pluralism of reality: the incommensurable otherness of the other. Hospitality means opening your arms and the doors of your heart to those who are radically different.”
Gustavo Esteva, as quoted by Matt Hern in Common Ground for a Liquid City (2009)

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