From Botgirl Questi, on G+:
The word “tolerance” bothered me until I realized what we are tolerating is our own discomfort about those we don’t understand.
Exactly. And it is a very low expectation to place on ourselves.
More on that later–having been wanting to write something about xenophobia, ideas about human nature, and the acceptable default positions those can lead to anyway–but I just had to share that quote.