Making Peace with Non-Violence Day 8: Tolerance is the ability to create a space for quality interaction with others. True tolerance is about respecting and accepting difference. It is the realization that there is no need to control people and circumstances to make things go right, nor is there a need to become subservient and co-dependent in pleasing others. Time, intention and other factors play their parts in life. When we understand this, we can be truly tolerant.