inequality in the skies

The Journey, whatever you want to call it, from Sacramento to Albany or From the Economy Class to Business First or From the …… to …….

I’m on a plane right now, flying from Sacramento back to Albany. And sitting here I’m reminded of how air travel itself reflects the growing inequality of society in a trivial, but suggestive, way.

Planes have always had first-class and passenger cabins, at least as far as I know. If the Titanic had this distinction, I’m guessing it was in place from the beginning of commercial aviation.

But for most of my adult life, planes—at least the ones I usually fly on, from one U.S. city to another—looked something like this:

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Just roughing it out here, this means that 7% of the passengers used about 15% of the room, with the other 93% using 85% of the cabin space. Such a plane would have a Gini index of about 8. (For reference, the U.S. Gini is about 48, and the global one is around 65.)

Domestic airlines have pretty much…

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We’ve all been there – Humble The Poet

From ZaidAli To AkakaAmaZing To iiSuperWomanii
That’s how I stumbled upon ‘humble the poet’

We’ve all been there.

Things didn’t work out the way we wanted and now it feels like everything sucks. Not only does everything in our present suck, everything that’s happened, and everything that’s going to happen sucks too.

Life sucks.

Then circumstances change, the sun comes out, and everything resets and some hope emerges; and the pattern continues.

Emotions are complicated. They’re strong, and can often feel overwhelming. When we’re upset, everything seems to change, and we can feel like we’re losing our grip on life.

We’re not, I promise.

These emotions have been with us since mother nature had our knuckles dragging on the floor. They helped us escape danger, they helped us kill to protect ourself and have a meal, they also kept us moving when our bodies screamed “no more!”. In a modern world, the relevance of these feelings may not make as much sense, but that doesn’t mean they are any less a part of us.

Practicing mindfulness (in other words, paying attention to ourselves) is a great way to keep emotions from getting the best of us. This is a slow, and often difficult process, and many will opt to find a quicker solution instead. Those short term options may have their own set on consequences, so be careful.

We need to take care of ourselves to ensure we don’t break down from the inside out. That includes making healthy decisions; healthy includes the foods, peoples, and thoughts we put into ourselves.

Only we have the power to improve the way we feel about ourselves and our life.

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Sexaholics Anonymous – 12 Steps

Sexaholics Anonymous accepts both men and women as members, and the only requirement for admission is to admit that you struggle with sexual addiction. Sexual addiction encompasses everything from heavy pornography consumption to promiscuity, and the focus of this type of recovery program is on restoring members to a state of psychological wellness.

Sexaholics Anonymous is not directly affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous; however, it does draw its basic format from the Alcoholics Anonymous publication Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Sexaholics Anonymous is well known for its inclusive meetings and its mentorship program in which members who were sexually sober for a period of one year or longer help new members in their quests for sexual wellness.

The 12 Steps

The 12 steps of Sexaholics Anonymous are identical to those of Alcoholics Anonymous, but Sexaholics Anonymous applies each of these steps to the specific condition of sexual addiction instead of alcohol addiction.

The 1st step that members must take is to admit complete powerlessness over lust.

The 2nd step is they must come to the belief that a higher power can restore them to a state of psychological normalcy and wellness.

The 3rd step is to turn over their will and lust to a higher power for control. The higher power does not need to represent anything more than an individual’s personal conception of God, regardless of their religion.

The 4th step is to take a moral inventory of your life.

The 5th step of the addiction recovery program involves confessing wrongdoings to God, oneself and others.

The 6th step requires that the individual be completely willing for God to remove the character defect of lust and sexual addiction.

The 7th step, the individual must ask God to remove their shortcomings.

The 8th step requires the direct action of writing down a list of all the people whom the individual’s sexual addiction has harmed and for the individual to prepare to willingly make reparations.

The 9th step is one of the most difficult in the entire program, as it requires individuals to make amends to those whom they harmed by their sexual addiction. The exception to this rule is if such amends would cause more harm to these people.

The 10th step is to continue to take inventory of personal wrongs.

The 11th step requires the individual to continue to seek guidance on overcoming their lust through prayer and meditation, constantly remaining in a state of humility and openness before God.

The 12th step is to reach out and help others overcome their own sexual addictions. This last step typically takes the form of becoming a sponsor for a new member of Sexaholics Anonymous.

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Test Yourself – Sexaholic Anonymous

Test Yourself
Have you ever thought you needed help for your sexual thinking or behavior?
That you’d be better off if you didn’t keep “giving in”?
That sex or stimuli are controlling you?
Have you ever tried to stop or limit doing what you felt was wrong in your sexual behavior?
Do you resort to sex to escape, relieve anxiety, or because you can’t cope?
Do you feel guilt, remorse or depression afterward?
Has your pursuit of sex become more compulsive?
Does it interfere with relations with your spouse?
Do you have to resort to images or memories during sex?
Does an irresistible impulse arise when the other party makes the overtures or sex is offered?
Do you keep going from one “relationship” or lover to another?
Do you feel the “right relationship” would help you stop lusting, masturbating, or being so promiscuous?
Do you have a destructive need—a desperate sexual or emotional need for someone?
Does pursuit of sex make you careless for yourself or the welfare of your family or others?
Has your effectiveness or concentration decreased as sex has become more compulsive?
Do you lose time from work for it?
Do you turn to a lower environment when pursuing sex?
Do you want to get away from the sex partner as soon as possible after the act?
Although your spouse is sexually compatible, do you still masturbate or have sex with others?
Have you ever been arrested for a sex-related offense?

P.S.- I’d let your thought run wild, as to how I stumbled upon this literature.

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August 12th Leo

If your Birthday is August 12 and your Zodiac Sign is Leo

Birthday Persona Profile
People born specifically on the 12th of August are imagined to be intellectual and idealistic with spirited opinions and the usual Lion wit and versatility. The ruling astrological planet selected for this particular day is Jupiter intensifying your innovative side and making you highly curious and occasionally a bit restless. If you have this birthday an excellent communicator you are full of ideas and ordinarily stimulated by variety and change. A multi tasker you really enjoy a challenge and are inclined to be especially good at bouncing back from setbacks. Friendly and fairly open you are likely to have an intuitive thirst for learning and taking advantage of opportunities. Individuals with an August the twelfth birthday possess an easygoing, practical and rational nature with caring and rather sensitive emotions. Your strong will and determination make it unlikely for you to quit easily once you have started to fulfill a desired ambition.

Work and Finances
Embarking on a period of study is not unusual to a person born on the twelfth of August in their pursuit of an ideal career. Your ambitious practicality, intellect, artistic talent and striving for perfection can all guide your work choices. You tend to place more importance on a certain degree of personal satisfaction while working above the job’s financial rewards. When you find a suitable occupation you generally aim to progress as far as you can within the workplace. Your versatile optimistic approach and wittiness make you a valuable asset wherever you opt to utilize your skills.

Personal Relationships
For a Leo, the person born on the twelfth day of August is typically someone with a huge heart and very enthusiastic about love and romance. Emotionally you are commonly empathic so therefore inclined to be perceptive and compassionate when involved romantically. When searching for your idealized partner you focus on friendship as a strong sense of physical and spiritual togetherness is important for you to feel truly loved. In addition to appealing to your need for a complete closeness a soul mate must also share your interests, opinions and aspirations. Stroking your ego and showing you appreciation are two of the best ways to initiate your affectionate inner sensitivities. Proud and protective your pride is easily hurt and you can be quite prone to jealousy without much provocation if you are feeling particularly unloved.

Unhealthy choices can have a big impact on the usual healthiness experienced by those born on August 12th. Your desire for a high standard of living may sometimes incite you to overindulge in things that could be bad for your overall well being. People born on this day should aim to drink the recommended amount of water per day as well as considering a regular form of exercise to stay toned. Having fun is often a great medicine for boosting your health as it helps relax you and so partly counteract your emotional reactivity and ward off feeling of repression, frustration or anger.

Strengths and Weaknesses
Your main strengths of character are probably seen in the knowledgeable, serious and faithful side of your temperament. These advantageous traits harmonize well with your secondary fortes of determined optimism, clever creativity and brilliant sense of humor. When this collection of your positive attributes unite there is not much that you cannot achieve when you set your mind to it. The personality weaknesses for those born on August 12th are mainly based on your tendencies to overreact due to the fragility of your emotions. On these occasions your behavior can switch to moody and tyrannical.

Dreams and Goals
Being born on the 12th of August usually gives you a degree of idealism that is naturally directed by a mix of principle and purpose. It is this predilection for morality and your resolute attitude that spurs you on to normally accomplish a large number of worthwhile goals. You are inclined to measure your success by increases in your understanding of others and knowledge, rather than the acquisition of skill qualifications or materialistic possessions. Professional ambitions will for the most part take second place to your greatest dream and yearning for a secure togetherness in your relationship.

Birthday Luck and Significance
As you were born on the twelfth day of the month the one and two in your birth date generate a Root number of Three. This numerical reference to your birthday has the keyword ‘Innovation’ emphasizing your originality, efficiency and innovational thought processes and methods. In Tarot the 12th card in the Major Arcana representing the Hanged Man is associated with your birthday. This reflects your easy acceptance of changing circumstances and the overcoming of difficulties. The lucky gemstone for August the twelfth birthdays is an Amethyst, wear it for remaining in touch with your perceptivity.

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