Generosity is much easier to cultivate than tolerance or forbearance. The reason is that all of us have chances to show generosity. You can go anywhere and people are always very happy to accept your gifts, your generosity. However, tolerance and forbearance can only be cultivated when we meet with adversity, with an enemy, with cruelty, and so they are more rare.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Destructive Emotions by Daniel Goleman