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@p1kef1sh (45647)
March 26, 2009 3:05am CST
Do you play sport and decry those that don't. Or not smoke and regard those that do as losers. Perhaps you dress a particular way and view those that dress differently as sad. Maybe you vote one way and can't for the life of you understand why someone would vote differently. Whatever it is. Are you a closet intolerant.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I figure people dress the way they do because that is what they like or all they have,With sports not everyone likes to play sports. IF someone chooses not to that is fine by me..Smoking..I wish my husband would stop but I don't decry those that do. almost everyone is different and that is fine by me.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
I do so agree Becky. I told The Boss that I wouldn't kiss her until she gave up smoking and so she did! I can't think of any similar success with her though. LOL.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I did tell my hubby he had to quite drinking before I would marry him and he did and like you though that was my best success with him..Now if I could just get him a subliminal message to stop smoking and have it work I would be set..lol Well it is 5 in the morning here and it is pouring the rain so I think I will be heading to bed to drift off to sleep listening to the rain pounding on the roof...which i love listening to that..So good night..umm..morning and I will see you later..You have a good day okay..
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• Australia
28 Mar 09
I have to admit, smoking is a pet hate of mine. It's something I've never done and will never understand. I was extremely happy when smoking was banned in restaurants in Australia, and now there are even a lot of clubs, pubs and bars where smoking is not allowed anymore. I understand that it's each individuals choice about whether they smoke or not, but it's so much nicer to be able to go out to dinner, or catch up with friends over a few drinks and not be bothered by a cloud of second hand smoke.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Mar 09
I am a reformed smoker and whilst I agree with you, it does seem to me that either smoking is a bad thing and should be banned, or it's OK and smokers should not be penalised for doing something that is illegal. However, a clean air restaurant/pub etc is blissful.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
No, I don't, because I'm aware that every human being is a unique individual but has the same liberty as much as I do. I am tolerant of everyone's personal choice as long as this doesn't hurt anyone. We have a tendency to always regard what we do as the right way, but we should realize that there are several ways to skin a cat and that our method is not the only one. Cheers and happy mylotting.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
Hurray. Jen said "skin a cat". I've been dying to be brave enough to say that on here when every other person is a cat fanatic. I could kiss you. XXXX. LOL.
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
26 Mar 09
Yes, I'm a closet intolerant - but not of people's clothes, electoral preferences or even nuffnuffs who choose to play sport. I'm intolerant of people who say 'haitch' - which is completely unfair and ridiculous. I used to stand over my babies' cradles whispering 'aitch' to them - and I even highlit the word in the dictionary to show them if they ever dared let a 'haitch' slip. Stupid, I know - but there you go. And yes - I hate myself for it.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
LOL. I bridle a little at that too. Reminds me of Parker in Thunderbirds.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
26 Mar 09
i certainely am no GOD to judge others,i am of the opinion that TO EACH HIS OWN.but that doesnot mean i am always right but i do have certain beleifs but i donot expect others to hold my views.(others may think i am wrong)
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
I think that shows that you have balance Riyasam.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
26 Mar 09
I secretly despise cricket playing smokers wearing fishnet suspenders that tend to vote from the left, yet if I happen to come across one of these people, I'll embrace them openly and offer them a bon-bon. I don't consider myself to be a closet intolerant because of it though and I'd prefer to label this as me being quirky and effervescent.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
Plink plink Fizzzz James. It's my turn to bat and I need to get a new pair of fishnets on! LOL.
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@med889 (5958)
26 Mar 09
All I know is that I don't judge people and it is the best way to live a happy life.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
It is indeed. Thank you.
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I think I am intolerant in some areas, but I am not sure if it is enough to put me in the closet, I believe that at the end, we all live with the consequences of our actions so to each their own
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
28 Mar 09
I agree with you. I know that I am intolerant of people who are intolerant of others, lol. Does that make sense? I do not like bigots or racists or sexists. I think that people should be free to enjoy their lives within some bounds. We do all live with the consequences of our actions but some people do not get hurt by the nastiness with which they treat others. I wish they did. I wish karma would come back to bite them in this life.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
28 Mar 09
I believe in karma, and when we do not see karma in action, I believe that everything that we do, has consequences, whatever it is good or bad. I can see that you will be upset with people that are intolerant of others, some people even in our times have a very define way of how people should live their lives. I thought we would be more tolerant but it is not like in some cases.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Mar 09
Absolutely. There are some times and issues that require us to be counted. I have found that by giving then you will receive.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hey p1key! Nope! I feel that everyone is entitled to do their own thing! I do what I want and I expect that everyone else can do what they want! I am not about to interfere with their choices! What for? We are all adults and can all make our own choices! We don't have to agree on everything all the time! If we were all exactly the same then what would we have to talk about? I wouldn't want to live in a Stepford World, would you?
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Mar 09
If we were all the same that really would be dull Opal. Shame about the Stepford Wife thing though. I have this lovely 1950s dress for you. I'll have to wear it myself now! LOL.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Oh, for you my dear p1kef1sh I would wear your fifties dress! Would it be something that Donna Reed would have worn?
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Mar 09
I think so. It's a wonderful life Opal! LOL. I don't have the legs anyway.
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
28 Mar 09
Hmmmmm tricky one pikey. I have loads of respect for people who can do things I cannot, like sport, making things, working with their hands to build things etc. I am not concerned about people who dress differently no matter what the dress is like. However, I do have a problem with people who do not respect others, racists, bigots, sexists, thugs etc. I have no tolerance for them and people who destroy the environment just to make money, or exploit people and animals just to make money. I have no tolerance for them at all. So does that make me an open intolerant? After all I am quite open about my intolerances, my closet is too small for anything but my clothes.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Mar 09
You sound more balanced than intolerant Sharra. I'm trying to shed some clothes from my closet. LOL.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
28 Mar 09
I would like to think that I am very tolerant of other people and I wish that everyone was like that. However, I do not hide my beliefs so there is no doubt about how I feel.
@zweeb82 (5725)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 09
Optimus Prime said this: "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" And even God gave us one of the most powerful gift - the freedom of choice!~ What right have I to contend with the Almighty? Ahaha!~Anyway, things are not always what it seems to appear to be, we cannot judge a book by its cover
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
28 Mar 09
nope, i don't do that. to each his own say. till u walk a mile in their shoes u want know why they are doing what they do. most of the time it wouldn't be any of your buisness anyway.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Mar 09
LOL. I suspect that you are a great friend to have. Some of us, like me, need a kick in the posterior occasionally and you wouldn't be shy of delivering that. We need people unafraid to tell us how it is.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
30 Mar 09
thanks pike. i try to be a good friend. one thing for sure you'll always know where i stand. lol.have a good one.
@Annmac (950)
27 Mar 09
I don't expect others to like what I like, do what I do, wear what I wear, or have the same religious or political beliefs! I don't expect others to agree that my way is always the right way either, and I'm quite prepared to be shown I'm wrong or that there's a better way. The only person I know who agrees with me about everything is myself.... and even then I argue with me about things! lol.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Mar 09
I really get on my nerves at times. I can be so sanctimonious and self-righteous about things. I really am very intolerant with myself! LOL.
@Annmac (950)
28 Mar 09
Imagine living in a world full of 'you's! Ok the arguements would be few and not very serious but it would be incredibly boring! I drive myself nuts sometimes!
• United States
27 Mar 09
I am by no means a closet intolerant. There are very few things that I cannot tolerate, and I do not have any problem sharing those opinions. I try to be respectful about it but I do not remain silent. Bad things happen when good people are silent, and so I speak my mind when I disagree.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Mar 09
That's very true. Too often people just shut up and put up.
• United States
27 Mar 09
I know that this is a very extream example but the entire world shut up-ed and put up-ed, until it was already to late for more than 10 million people in WWII.
@balasri (26577)
• India
27 Mar 09
Well at times I get shocked at the dress these people wear.That is all.It has no other personal judgment on them.It is their body and it is their liberty to cover it they way the like.The also shall bear the consequences if any.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Mar 09
I have just seen a young woman with more on display than covered up. The man in me rather liked it. But actually I think that it's tacky and tasteless. But if that's how she wants to portray herself; who am I to say otherwise.
@balasri (26577)
• India
27 Mar 09
Right.You have displayed your opinion too without any cover up.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Nope...I don't believe I fit that description at all. If you met my friends, you would see we are all a pretty diverse bunch. There are some things that I am very intolerant of and for a quiet person, I tend to be quite vocal about those things. One my biggest intolerances is intolerance itself.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Mar 09
I try not to be tolerant of intolerance either Sid. I'd be lying if I said that I always was though. I can be just as sheep like as the next man.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
27 Mar 09
ya...me too but for the most part, I don't closet myself away on things like that. It depends on the situation.
• United States
27 Mar 09
I believe we're all prejudice about something. I know that for myself I can't stand those who engage in religious persecution, racism, bigotry, etc. I also don't care for people who throw around things out of context just to suit their own argument. So yes, I'm prejudice. It's like the one Holocaust memorial where there are two doors one marked Prejudice and one marked Not Prejudice. The Not Prejudice door is always locked to symbolize that we carry with us some amount of prejudice. Namaste-Anora
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Mar 09
I think that we can be very prejudiced. I remember seeing a presentation about prejudice a few years ago. We were shown a photo of a wild Hells Angel looking guy close up and asked to mark from 1-10 how we might feel about meeting him on a dark night. 1 was not at all comfortable and 10 was Wonderful. Most folk marked about 4. Then they panned out and we saw that he was pushing a baby in a buggy. Suddenly he was 8/9!
• United States
27 Mar 09
It's interesting how that works, huh. Namaste-Anora
@mummymo (23709)
27 Mar 09
I am not a closet intolerant - I am out and proud! lol There are certain things I don't understand but heck that doesn't mean they are wrong!There is one thing I most definitely am intolerant of honey and that is nastiness, people who hurt others and most especially when they hurt those who are vulnerable or defenceless! xxxxxxxxxxxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
27 Mar 09
I hear you and agree entirely Mummymo. I wish a few others thought and acted that way too. XXXX
@mummymo (23709)
27 Mar 09
Wouldn't it make life so much more pleasant honey? xxx
@blueunicorn (2410)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I think all of us has something that we are secretely intolerant of. For me, it is parents who are not involved in their children's education. I don't say anything out loud, but inside I boil.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
I used to be a school governor over here. Some parents took no interest in their children at all. Yet if anything happened to them, like a teacher might make punish them (not corporal punishment) they screamed blue murder for compensation. But ask them to find £2 for a school trip and there was no chance.
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• United States
28 Mar 09
It is the same here. I am studying to be a teacher right now, and that is one of my biggest fears of going into the field. The kids will be no problem. The parents scare me!
@bellaofchaos (11553)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I will say this I'm usually tolerant of everything but there are some things that I'm not tolerant about and that would be the treatment or abuse of children and when others attack others unneccessarily.. But I'm not in the closet about it. I'm blantantly obvious about it.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
26 Mar 09
I think that those things, that beside being illegal are repulsive to most of us, are hard to defend or support. But there are other things that are much more mundane that people really do climb out of their prams about Bella.
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• United States
31 Mar 09
What are prams? I'm sorry I feel a little dumb at the moment.