This means two things:
In high quality manufacturing, producing to tolerances means all parts are as identical as possible. Accurate tolerances allow cars to be manufactured more reliably and production to run more efficiently.
In humans, tolerance creates resilience. Tolerance of different abilities and preferences makes it easy to work with a diversity of thinking, approach and expertise, leading to better results.
Tolerance does not mean allowing behavior that undermines the community. In fact, it requires that we put the community first. Instead, it’s a willingness to focus on contribution rather than compliance.
We have to choose wisely. Do we work with machined parts or with people?