Ha ha ha... It's all about macho mentality here. When man shows tolerance it can be explained like he is week and than he get (or can get) some idiots who will raise their ego by provoking or even atacking him. For exmple, I came to gas station to pump air in my tires, and a guy came with his "wanna be gagsta" BMW park behind me and, like there is no car on the pamping place start to pump his tires. I smiled and said something about in what kind of hurry he must be, without irony. He said something really unokonvinient and I just smiled beck. Then came the shootgun seat guy uot and asked me pretty aggresive that is there any problem. My usually answer in that case would be: "no but your'e just gonna get one". Instead I said just"Not really". Then came the third guy from beckseat out and asked me what's my problem... I smiled again and told him to ask his friend.
So, I'm not small man, and familiar with martial arts, I could eassy take them all thre down with less then six punches, but it wasn't just awoiding figt according to FG teachings, I really didn't see a need for fight, but if I had drowing back they will surely atack me.
So I said to them that I didn't spend years in war (I'm an ex soldier, war veteran) to get f#$%ed by them, and that my action will be the last in thet conflict. They stuck back and went away without pumping their back tires, but they also didn't flew away.
So here, as the lots of young people see - empathy is for pussies and tolerance is weakness.
Hope I explained it well.