Latest Posts • October 1, 2018
The highest result of education is tolerance. — Helen Keller
More than ever before, we’re exposed to cultural differences – be it in school, at work or in our neighbourhoods. Being open-minded to people of other backgrounds, being able to take their perspective and learn from them becomes an important skill in a (globalized) world without borders.
However, being tolerant doesn’t only mean accepting people of other backgrounds, it also means persevering through challenges and not giving up. Tolerance, the ability to understand, appreciate and collaborate with others, and to keep going in difficult and uncomfortable situations, becomes a key skill for a successful and happy life.
For one thing is certain, there will always be people who think and act differently than we would or situations that we would rather avoid than tackle ourselves.
At work, for example, we have to be tolerant of our colleagues or bosses in order to maintain a cooperative workplace and in school, we may have to deal with people and situations that we may not like and find challenging.
Inspired by Helen Keller’s quote, I started to wonder what contribution Modern Music School makes.
The music lessons at our school offer many opportunities to teach and model tolerance: