Seven steps for overcoming ego’s hold on you
1. Stop being offended
2. Let go of your need to win
3. Let go of your need to be right
4. Let go of your need to be superior
5. Let go of your need to have more
6. Let go of identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements
7. Let go of your reputation
Ego is the source of a lot of conflict and dissension because it pushes you in the direction of making other people wrong.
Men make $1.22 for every woman’s $1.
It interests me that even the most common simple measure of gender inequality is firmly based on male-as-normative …"
this is an interesting point, although mathematically inaccurate: assuming the women:men, 0.78:1 ratio is correct, men make $1.28 for every woman’s $1
White people are still the ~standard so that’s not so revolutionary.
A white man makes $1.34 for every dollar that a black man makes
A white man makes $1.52 for every dollar that a latino man makes
A white man makes $1.24 for every dollar that a white woman makes
A white man makes $1.44 for every dollar that a black woman makes
A white man makes $1.67 for every dollar that a latina woman makes
That’s some bullshit right there.
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— Julia Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity (“Putting the Feminine Back into Feminism,” pg 329)
What is particularly frustrating to me about this quote is that Mr. Sanders blames the Walton family for the government subsidies instead of blaming the government for the government subsidies. I don’t believe that he, a state socialist, has any solution to the problem other than more government. I have a counter proposal Mr. Sanders. Let’s get the government completely out of the market. No regulations. No subsidies. Then Walmart, along with all other companies, will be forced by a freed market to compete for the very best labor. And laborers will be free to not contract with Walmart for less than their labor is worth. A market free of both government subsidies and regulations will have vastly more opportunities both for employment and self employment for all individuals. And individuals free to choose how they wish to pay for their own food, shelter, healthcare, etc., instead of being coerced by the government, will thrive. - Libertarian Taoist
shout out to all my followers struggling with their eating during the holidays, to everybody with unsupportive families, to everybody feeling weak, to everybody wanting to lock themselves in their room all night, to everybody anxious and panicked and feeling guilty while the people around them are enjoying themselves; you’re all so important to me and I hope this holiday season you can remember that you’re human and deserving of love no matter what