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by Luke Weinhagen
TOLERANCE – (via negativa) the capacity to endure continued subjection to something (my adds: externalizes costs, ignores limits, passive state, imposed externally, waives agency)
FORBEARANCE – (via-positiva) patient self-control; restraint; the action of refraining from exercising a legal right, a response or enforcing the payment of a debt/cost. (my adds: carries costs, imposes limits, active state, self imposed, applies agency)
“tolerance of the current condition” is a great example of the ambiguity tolerance allows. Who is responsible for the current condition? Who imposed a cost and who is carrying that cost?
“In absolutes you are governed by men who fight and their forbearance of your shortcomings.”
Explicit in who is costing and who is covering costs.
The alternative also reminds the men who fight of their responsibility for what is and to reiterate their responsibility in asserting limits upon that forbearance.