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Title:Tolerance and Happiness Category:General Source:Abdulbasith muhammad Ibrahim,2019   Description:Aristotle associates happiness with cognizance and intellect
Happiness involves various factors, notably the spiritual, for its psychological reality and moral dimensions. As the inner vitality of happiness emanates outward to conscience, senses and physiques.
Therefore, Aristotle associates happiness with cognizance and intellect while Al Farabi links it to endeavors for goodness. Whereas, the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant relates it to virtue. Overall, there is no happiness without tolerance. For tolerance is the pathway to open-mindedness, goodness and virtues that feed happiness through various tributaries of people’s experience. For example, a student’s happiness is being in company with scholars, a sick person’s happiness in therapy, and a lover in being close to the loved ones.
However, security and non-fear are necessary for happiness guaranteed by tolerance. God says, ‘There is no compulsion in religion; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from error’ (2:256). For compulsion is contradictory not only to tolerance but also to happiness in all types of affairs.
Correspondingly, the World Happiness Report by the Earth Institute of Columbia University refers to six respective indexes including freedom of choice encompassing civil and religious freedoms secured in all civilized societies to their individuals of diverse affiliations, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The report reveals that freedoms contribute largely to positive thinking, which elevates general happiness index in society.
Thus, happiness is correlated to tolerance that secures respect of privacy naturally sought by humans.
Moreover, happiness can only flourish through freedoms whether of spiritual or moral type to all segments of society. About which international indexes show top ranks when tolerance and diversity acceptance are applied. Hence, it is natural that society’s happiness and religious tolerance are correlative with regard to rank of index among a society.
In conclusion, tolerance is absolutely indispensable to society’s happiness if only freedoms and justice are guaranteed.