What ever happened to humility? Once valued in our culture, humility just isn’t practiced at all. Instead, we have a self-centered, pat yourself on the back generation with an exaggerated sense of self-importance.
Tolerance is almost universally seen as a virtue. But what is true tolerance? Is it possible to have strong opinions in a culture of tolerance? Can you respect a person and not his or her ideas? Here's a space: what do you think?
Human rights perspectives respects diversity and does not just "tolerate" it. There are so many beautiful differences that humanity would grow within our collective consciousness if only we could embrace them.