Tolerance is the disposition to tolerate beliefs, practices, habits and people of appearances differing from our own. Tolerance means understanding the importance of these differences in our viewpoints, lifestyles and customs. We do not have to agree with everything we see, hear or read. However, we should be able to listen to other people who ideas may not agree with our own. To be tolerant does not mean we take on the beliefs and attitudes of others, it just permits us to look at things differently and not judge.