Tolerance.Tolerance means having the possibility to disagree with every possible point of view, while respecting the person who said it, and their choice to think, and act different than you.
Life is a journey, and every person's journey is different. We may share (or not) some core beliefs, but in the end, our childhoods were different, as well as our abilities and interests, so it is impossible to make an absolute definition of feelings. It is absurd to attempt the establishment of borders in people's minds and passions, and to determine whose thoughts are right. Where does that arrogance come from? Why think that if I could never love someone unconditonally, then nobody can? Why think that you hold the only answers to how to choose a partner? Who wrote the standards?
Today I was exposed to the noise of a construction work, and perhaps that has made me more sensitive to people's comments than other times. Being coherent to what I am saying here, I respect their differences, and their disagreement with my conflicts, feelings, and life's choices... I will listen to them with attention, but I will not tolerate them saying "I am too young to know". My concept of love and life is mine, and I do not hurt anyone with it. It may, or not, change with time, but for the last twenty six years, it has remained the same.
Today I feel very annoyed, sick, and tired of people saying who, why, and how I can love. I just needed to vent this. It makes me so angry, because although they mean it with good intentions, it is an insult to my intelligence to imply I do not have the full capacities, resources, and accountability to make my life's long decisions.