Tolerance a good thing |

Tolerance a good thing

I don’t live in North San Juan, but after the letter on Aug. 5 [“Dirty hippies?”], I felt compelled to write.

I hope that the letter writer realizes now how hurtful her letter was. I hope that if she has children they can learn tolerance from others who show compassion and open hearts. If the letter writer believes in God or Buddha or some other deity, I hope she can reconcile the hate that she expressed.

The world is not about us and them; we’re all in this together. We live in a very polarized community. My opinions differ from many, but I will not raise my voice in argument, in accusation or in any other way that causes another person to feel defensive, or judged. I can voice my opinion without hate, without pointing a finger, without being a bully.

Tolerance is a good thing! Love your neighbors! Just think of the things we could accomplish if we neutralize our vocabulary! “Dirty hippies” are always welcome in my home…

Sarah Hendrickson

Grass Valley

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