The Morphing of the Word “Tolerance” 

A medium length comment.

When I was going to school, growing up & following my dad around like a puppy – I absorbed a huge amount from just watching what he did & how he did it.

At the time I didn’t know/realize this was what was taking place – all this osmosis. 

Much of what he did was of a highly precise mechanical/engineering nature – it was the forties and fifties erra and if one lived remotely – on farms – one better have and practice this talent on whatever had an engine – which he did.

One of the things I noted was his precise measurings of mechanical parts, bits & pieces to find their “tolerance” when assembled & working as a whole.

“Tolerance” will forever, for me, be recognized in this capacity of meaning – purely engine/motor/ mechanical; it pleases me no end to realize this, as it also reminds me of dad.

How the word seems most used now, has been dragged into the sludge of ‘PC’… which to many – myself included – find the whole ‘PC’ and IT’s morphology pretty intolerable.

However I’ll be aware of discovering my own level of “tolerance” for all the apparent insanity being revealed.

Have as great a day as possible.


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