Being indulgent or even appreciative of human differences and foibles.

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • bigotry
  • intolerance
  • being judgmental

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it

  • One perspective: “As Plato said, every soul is deprived of truth against its will. The same holds true for justice, self control, goodwill to others, and every similar virtue. It’s essential to constantly keep this in your mind, for it will make you more gentle to all.” —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 7.63

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