World Tolerance Day is observed on November 16. Experts say people are short tempered in present scenario, not willing to accept other’s viewpoint and criticism. It is an alarming situation for world peace process, while whole the world is entangles in different types of war.

Intolerance instigates furry and wrath resulting in terrorism, extremism and fundamentalism. It is a demonic act leads toward severe actions like wars etc.

History always gives a best perspective to understand any phenomenon.

Here are some best examples of tolerance from history.

Ayub Khan with U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson
Ayub Khan with U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in Karachi.

President Ayub Khan was first military despotic of Pakistan, he used to smoke two packs of cigarette each day. His habit was to start his day with cigarette but once on a visit to East Pakistan, his servant forgot to cater cigarette which enraged him and he showed displeasure. After being rebuked, the witty servant replied, “The commander who cannot bear such act, how can he run a military? Pakistani state and military’s future is endangered”. Ayub Khan abandoned smoking after hearing this.

Mao Zhi Tung
Mao Zhi Tung

Mao Zhi Tung left all behind in tolerance, when he was 75, he kept on swimming in Shanghai River even the temperature was -10◦. Beside of being an English language expert, he did not utter a single English word throughout his life. Once he heard an English joke and showed no concern but after being translated in native language he laughed a lot.

Zahir-ud-Din Babar
Zahir-ud-Din Babar

Mughal emperor Zahir-ud-Din Babar often used to say, “I merely got two and half victories throughout my life, first was a fight against a panther when encountered in woods and I audaciously fought 12 hours lonely. 2nd was itch disease. Once I got it so badly that could not wore dress even, during this state my foe Shabani Khan came to see but I clade smartly, sat for half day in front of him and did not do itching in the whole proceeding.” These both were his complete victories but making the half world triumphed was his half victory.

Purge yourself , where are you standing?


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