The Zen of Tolerance

Sep 1, 2020 01:10 · 120 words · 1 minute read technology life

[First appeared here]

  • You are entitled to voice your opinion.
  • You are not entitled to force it upon everyone.
  • You are not entitled to hurl hate towards participants, since that would disrupt communication.
  • If you cannot stay respectful and friendly after being asked to, I will unsee you and advice others to do the same with a clear and brief explanation, so they can take an informed decision.

I will use technical means to realize the zen of tolerance.

Tolerance for intolerance is self-defeating. Continuous disruption of communication is censorship.

This could also be called the paradox of free speech: your freedom of speech is worth as much as mine. It ends where it impedes on mine. And vice versa.