Advice Paradise: Tolerance, Virtue Signaling, and Defamation

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“It’s a jungle out there. Disorder and confusion everywhere. No one seems to care.” Well, WE do! That’s why we started this column… Advice Paradise!



We’re not psychologists, counselors, therapists, or experts – we’re just fellow homeschoolers who are willing to offer a little friendly advice. Sometimes it helps to have a second opinion, and we’re here for you. The Advice Paradise team will answer questions on homeschooling, relationships, religion, and life in general. No question is too trivial. Just ask about anything you want to know! We promise to keep it simple and get straight to the point. In some cases, a bit of wit or sarcasm also does the trick.

Check out the following questions and see if any of them apply to you, or maybe you’ve been in the same situation and have some helpful advice to give someone else. Post a comment if you think you have a better answer!

1. What is tolerance and its importance?

Tolerance is a virtue. It is the willingness to “put up with” someone and their opinions, ideas, or actions. You can only be tolerant of things with which you disagree. Tolerance is disagreeing but getting along anyway. Tolerance isn’t the same as acceptance. The more you hate an idea but are decent, just, and friendly to those that espouse it, the more tolerant you are. There are people who claim to be tolerant, but are intolerant of positions they disagree with and often intolerant of the person who holds them. This isn’t tolerance! It’s a false idea of tolerance that tolerates only those who agree with them. By definition, if you agree with someone you are not tolerant of them. Ironically, liberals who preach tolerance are often the least tolerant of all.

2. Why do so many people find satisfaction in virtue signaling?

It’s simple. They can do it without going through the trouble of being virtuous.

3. Should Kyle Rittenhouse sue the media personalities and politicians who defamed him?

Yes. They demanded Kyle’s head while falsely calling him a bigot and a murderer. They ruined his education plans, and probably his career plans. They should recognize that they behaved badly, apologize, and compensate him for what they did. These are not noble people, though, and must be forced to do what is right.


Do you have a question? Send it to and we will share it with the Advice Paradise team to be posted in the next issue of Homeschooling Teen.


Think you have a better answer or would you like to offer some more advice? Please leave a comment below with the question number for reference. Thanks for helping!

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