a small word scramble clipped out of a magazine, me and my best friend Amy have this thing we do as a joke some days where we will try to make everything we see or hear or say, seem kinda dirty,lol... it started when I pointed out that we do that rather often as it is,lol... and this word scramble every single word looks like it would be dirty, but when you get the answers to what the actual words are, all of them are innocuous, I slipped it into the book she was reading to save her place when she came to visit me, she noticed it a couple days after getting home and called me up laughing her ass off,lol...
You are not powerless, you just need to accept your power for what it is, a part of the whole, no one man can save the world, but you can be a light to those who envelope themselves in darkness, The candle that sparks the inferno.
I don't know if it is a thing of being born like that, but it is not just a matter of being taught like it, I think you have it to learn for yourself. Tolerance can be faked because of social pressure (which you can call "being taught like that") and I think in my culture it is quite prominent.
I know these three brothers... The two older brothers are intolerant of anything that they don't share the same beliefs on...whereas the youngest brother is much more tolerant and accepting of everything, whether he agrees with it or not. The older brothers can't even debate with him without resulting in name calling. I'd say in their case its obvious they weren't born that way since not all three are that way.....but at the same time it's not just a matter of being taught.... I think a lot of it is the environment you live in and the people you surround yourself with.