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Old 02-05-2002, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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252 AA slogans!


Hey Everyone,

Stumbled across this by accident.
I haven't read it all yet myself but you may find it interesting and helpful.

Number 1 to 5 are the standard AA slogans. I don't know where the rest came from.


252 AA Slogans!
(Sent to me by my dear friend in recovery, Kybob) Thanks Sweetie

1. easy does it
2. first things first
3. live and let live
4. but for the grace of god
5. think......think.......think
6. one day at time
7. let go and let god
8. kiss---keep it simple stupid
9. act as if.........
10. this too shall pass
11. expect miracles
12. i can't .........he can..........i think i'll let him (steps 1,2,3)
13. if it works.........don't fix it
14. keep coming back..........it works if you work it
15. stick with the winners
16. keep right size
17. sobriety is a journey ..........not a destination
18. faith without works is dead
19. poor me.....poor me............pour me another drink
20. to thine own self be true
21. I came;I came to;I came to believe (steps 1,2,3)
22. live in the NOW
23. if god seems far away, who moved ?
24. turn it over
25. aa=altered attitudes
26. nothing is so bad, a drink won't make it worse
27. we are only as sick as our secrets
28. there are no coincidences in aa
29. be part of the solution,not the problem
30. sponsors: have one-----use one-----be one
31. I can't handle it god; you take over
32. keep an open mind
33. it works -------it really does ! (page 88,line 8 in the big book)
34. willingness is the key
35. more will be revealed
36. you will intuitively know
37. you will be amazed
38. no pain.........no gain
39. go for it
40. keep the plug in the jug
41. do it sober
42. let it begin with me
43. just for today
44. sober `n` crazy
45. pass it on
46. it's in the book
47. you either is-------or you ain't
48. before you say: i can't ............say i'll try
49. don't quit 5 minutes before the miracle happens
50. some of us our sicker than others
51. we're all here because we're not all there
52. alcoholism is an equal opportunity destroyer
53. practice an attitude of gratitude
54. the road to sobriety is a simple journey for confused people with a complicated disease
55. another friend of bill w.'s
56. god is never late
57. have a good day unless of course u have made other plans
58. decisions aren't forever
59. it takes time
60. 90 meetings in 90 days.........90/90
61. you are not alone
62. where you go .......there you are
63. don't drink,read the big book,and go to meetings
64. use the 24-hour plan
65. make use of the telephone therapy
66. stay sober for yourself
67. look for similarities rather than differences
68. remember your last drunk
69. remember that alcoholism is incurable,progressive, and fatal
70. try not place conditions on your sobriety
71. when all else fails, follow directions
72. count your blessings
73. share your happiness
74. respect the anonymity of others
75. share your pain
76. let go of old ideas
77. try to replace guilt with gratitude
78. what goes around, comes around
79. change is a process, not an event
80. take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth
81. call your sponsor before, not after, you take the first drink
82. sick and tired of being sick and tired
83. it's the first drink that gets you drunk
84. to keep it, you have to give it away
85. man's extremity is god's opportunity
86. the price for serenity and sanity is self-sacrifice
87. one alcoholic talking to another...........one equals one
88. take what you can use and leave the rest
89. what if........
90. yeah but.........
91. if only.........
92. help is only a phone call away
93. around aa or in aa ?
94. you can't give away what you don't have
95. one drink is too many and thousand not enough
96. keep coming back---kcb
97. anger is but one letter away from danger
98. courage to change
99. easy does it,but do it
100. bring the body and the mind will follow
101. accept your admission
102. remember when............
103. dry and tighten up (financially)
104. we AAs are 'gifted' people
105. there are 12 steps in the ladder of complete sobriety
106. fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed
107. before engaging your mouth,put your mind in gear!
108. i want what i want when i want it
109. there is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem
110. aa is not something you join,it's a way of life
111. we can be positive that our drinking was negative
112. spirituality is the ability to get our minds off ourselves
113. faith is spelled ...............a-c-t-i-o-n
114. backsliding begins when knee-bending stops
115. if i think,i won't drink. if i drink,i can't think
116. bend your knees before you bend your elbow
117. the first step in overcoming mistakes is to admit them
118. formula for failure: try to please everyone
119. sorrow is looking back,worry is looking around
120. willpower= our will-ingness to use a higher power
121. aa is an education without graduation
122. when your head begins to swell your mind stops growing
123. a journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step
124. god=good orderly direction
125. be as enthusiastic about aa as you were about your drinking
126. you received without cost,now give without charge
127. humility is our acceptance of ourselves
128. trying to pray is praying
129. get it ---give it---grow in it
130. faith is not belief without proof but trust without reservation
131. we're responsible for the effort not the outcome
132. this is a selfish program
133. ego=edge god out
134. keep your sobriety first to make it last
135. i drank: too much---too often---too long
136. aa will work if you want it to work
137. minds are like parachutes----they won't work unless they're open
138. what you hear and see here,stays here
139. alcoholism is the only disease that tells you you're all right
140. if you turn it over and don't let go of it,you will be upside down.
141. an aa meeting is where losers get together to talk about their winnings
142. aa is a school in which we are all learners and all teachers
143. god taught us to laugh again but god please don't let us forget that we once cried
144. serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm
145. aa may not solve all your problems but it is willing to share them
146. it isn't the load that weighs us down------it's the way we carry it
147. principles before personalities
148. when u do all the talking you only learn what you already know
149. the 7t's ---take time to think the thing through
150. there are none too dumb for the aa program but many are too smart
151. we all have another drunk left in us but we don't know if we have another recovery in us
152. to be forgiven we must forgive
153. when we surrender to our higher power, the journey begins
154. the person with the most sobriety at a meeting is the one who got up earliest that morning
155. knowledge of "the answers" never made anyone slip---it was failing to practice "the answers" known
156. h.a.l.t.=don't get too hungry(h).......or too angry(a)......or too lonely(l) ........or too tire(t)
157. fear stands for Frustration
Ego,
Anxiety,
Resentment
158. the 12 steps tell us how it works; the 12 traditions tell us why it works.........
159. aa won't ...........keep you from going to hell.............nor is it a ticket to heaven............but it will...........keep u sober long enough.........for you to make up your mind...............which way you want to go!
160. if faith without works is dead; then .........willingness without action is fantasy
161. when a person tries to control their drinking they have already lost control
162. the task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us
163. seven days without an aa meeting makes one WEAK
164. you are not required to like it, you're only required to DO IT
165. when wallowing in your self-pity ...... get off the cross we need the wood
166. we in aa don't carry the alcoholic; we carry the message
167. the results are in god's hand
168. we are not human beings having spiritual experiences; we are spiritual beings having human experiences
169. remember nothing is going to happen today that you and god can't handle
170. when man listens,god speaks; when man obeys,god works
171. don't watch the "slippers" but watch those who don't slip closely and watch them go through difficulties and pull through
172. the 3 t's of gratitude to repay aa for our sobriety: our time, our talent, our treasure
173. it's a pity we can't forget our troubles the same way we forget our blessings
174. be careful what you pray for; you're liable to get it
175. the time to attend a meeting is when you least feel like going
176. work the program from the waist up
177. aa is the highest priced club in the world.........if u have paid the dues, why not enjoy the benefits ?
178. the first step is the only step a person can work perfectly
179. the will of god will never take you where the grace of god will not protect you
180. your big book is your sponsor too
181. aa never opened the gates of heaven to let me in, aa did open the gates of hell to let me out
182. the only thing we take from this world when we leave is what we gave away
183. time wasted in getting even can never be used in getting ahead
184. some people are so successful in aa that they turn out to be almost as good as they used to think they were when they were drinking
185. sobriety delivers everything alcohol promised
186. possibilities and miracles are one in the same
187. get out of the driver's seat.......let go and let god
188. how==honesty,open-mindedness,and willingness
189. danger sign: when your eyes have wandered from the alcoholics who still suffers and needs help-----to the faults of those whom the program has already helped
190. first we stayed sober because we have to............
then we stay sober because we are willing to..........
finally we stay sober because we want to.............
191. slogans are wisdom written in shorthand
192. active alcoholics don't have relationships; they take hostages
193. everyday is a gift that is why we call it the present
194. if you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere
195. every recovery from alcoholism began with one sober hour
196. each and every alcoholic----sober or not----teaches us some valuable lessons about ourselves and recovery
197. we had to quit playing god
198. don't compare---identify
199. don't intellectualize----utilize
200. RULE 62----don't take yourself so damn seriously!!!!!!!
201. aa has a wrench to fit every nut that walks through a meeting room door
202. living in the here and now
203. how does one become an "old-timer" ? don't drink and don't die!
204. aa spoils your drinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
205. faith is our greatest gift; its sharing with others our greatest responsibility
206. if you want to drink-----that is your business
if you want to quit-------that is aa 's business
207. in a bar, we got sympathy-----as long as our money lasted.
in aa,we get understanding------for nothing!
208. even my worst day in sobriety is better than my best day drunk
209. the elevator is broken-------use the steps
210. let it begin with me
211. when all else fails.........the directions are in the big book
212. trust god.........clean house........help others
213. anonymity is so important it's half of our name
214. if we don't grow,we gotta go
215. all you need to start your own aa meeting is a resentment and a coffee pot!!
216. religion is for those who fear god.........spirituality is for those who have been to hell and back
217. there are no atheists in foxholes
218. three suggestions for making an aa speech:
1).BE INTERESTING
2).BE BRIEF
3).BE SEATED
219. when you are a sponsor, you get out of yourself. if i serve, i will be served
220. why recovery never ends: the disease is alcoholISm, not alcoholWASM!
221. the aa way of life is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions
222. the smartest thing an aa member can say is, " help me "
223. you are exactly where god wants you to be
224. god will never give you more than you can handle
225. slow but sure
226. in aa we say a "coincidence" is a miracle in which god chooses to remain anonymous
227. it takes the good and bad aa meeting----the good and bad aa talk -----to make this fellowship "work"
228. give time .......time
229. faith is a lighted doorway,but trust is a dark hall
230. the lesson i must learn is simply that my control is limited to my own behavior,my own attitudes
231. the aa paradoxes:
---from weakness(adversity) comes strength
---we forgive to be forgiven
---we give it away to keep it
---we suffer to get well
---we surrender to win
---we die to live
---from darkness comes light
---from dependence we found independence
232. aa works for people who believe in god
aa works for people who don't believe in god
aa NEVER works for people who believe they ARE god
233. just for today i will try to live through this day only,and not tackle my whole life problems at once. i can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if i felt that i had to keep it up for a LIFETIME
234. there are two days in every week which we have no control over----yesterday and tomorrow.today is the only day we can change.
235. it is not the experience if today that drives people mad----it is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.
236. slippers in aa use the rdp---revolving door policy
237. pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth
238. god has no grand kids
239. there is a god and i am not it
240. the road to disappointment (resentment) is paved with expectation
241. be nice to newcomers .........one day they may be your sponsor
242. denial is not a river in egypt !
243. guilt is the gift that keeps on giving
244. the flip side to forgiveness is resentments
245. there is no magic in recovery only miracles
246. fear is the absences of faith
247. courage is faith that has said its prayers
248. depression is anger toward inward
249. alcoholics heal from the outside in.........but feel from the insideout
250. 3 A's in aa-----affection (thoughtfulness)
-----attention (listening)
-----appreciation (gratitude)
251. if it is meant to be...........i can't stop it
if it isn't god's will ............i can't make it happen
252. there are aa members who MAKE things happen
there are aa members who WATCH things happen
there are aa members who DON'T KNOW anything happen
WHICH ARE YOU ??????

Ain't sobriety great!!!???!!!

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This is fabulous - it is good for both the addict and the co dependent.... loved it!

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253. If the rope of sobreity feels like it is slipping tie a knot and hold on, if it still feels like it is slipping tie another knot and hold on, if it still feels like it is slipping let go and let God!!!
254. Pain is what brought us here. Hope is our message. Patience, Humility, Acceptance and tolerance are the virtues that we practice.
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Hey Everyone,

Stumbled across this by accident.
I haven't read it all yet myself but you may find it interesting and helpful.

Number 1 to 5 are the standard AA slogans. I don't know where the rest came from.


252 AA Slogans!
(Sent to me by my dear friend in recovery, Kybob) Thanks Sweetie

1. easy does it
2. first things first
3. live and let live
4. but for the grace of god
5. think......think.......think
6. one day at time
7. let go and let god
8. kiss---keep it simple stupid
9. act as if.........
10. this too shall pass
11. expect miracles
12. i can't .........he can..........i think i'll let him (steps 1,2,3)
13. if it works.........don't fix it
14. keep coming back..........it works if you work it
15. stick with the winners
16. keep right size
17. sobriety is a journey ..........not a destination
18. faith without works is dead
19. poor me.....poor me............pour me another drink
20. to thine own self be true
21. I came;I came to;I came to believe (steps 1,2,3)
22. live in the NOW
23. if god seems far away, who moved ?
24. turn it over
25. aa=altered attitudes
26. nothing is so bad, a drink won't make it worse
27. we are only as sick as our secrets
28. there are no coincidences in aa
29. be part of the solution,not the problem
30. sponsors: have one-----use one-----be one
31. I can't handle it god; you take over
32. keep an open mind
33. it works -------it really does ! (page 88,line 8 in the big book)
34. willingness is the key
35. more will be revealed
36. you will intuitively know
37. you will be amazed
38. no pain.........no gain
39. go for it
40. keep the plug in the jug
41. do it sober
42. let it begin with me
43. just for today
44. sober `n` crazy
45. pass it on
46. it's in the book
47. you either is-------or you ain't
48. before you say: i can't ............say i'll try
49. don't quit 5 minutes before the miracle happens
50. some of us our sicker than others
51. we're all here because we're not all there
52. alcoholism is an equal opportunity destroyer
53. practice an attitude of gratitude
54. the road to sobriety is a simple journey for confused people with a complicated disease
55. another friend of bill w.'s
56. god is never late
57. have a good day unless of course u have made other plans
58. decisions aren't forever
59. it takes time
60. 90 meetings in 90 days.........90/90
61. you are not alone
62. where you go .......there you are
63. don't drink,read the big book,and go to meetings
64. use the 24-hour plan
65. make use of the telephone therapy
66. stay sober for yourself
67. look for similarities rather than differences
68. remember your last drunk
69. remember that alcoholism is incurable,progressive, and fatal
70. try not place conditions on your sobriety
71. when all else fails, follow directions
72. count your blessings
73. share your happiness
74. respect the anonymity of others
75. share your pain
76. let go of old ideas
77. try to replace guilt with gratitude
78. what goes around, comes around
79. change is a process, not an event
80. take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth
81. call your sponsor before, not after, you take the first drink
82. sick and tired of being sick and tired
83. it's the first drink that gets you drunk
84. to keep it, you have to give it away
85. man's extremity is god's opportunity
86. the price for serenity and sanity is self-sacrifice
87. one alcoholic talking to another...........one equals one
88. take what you can use and leave the rest
89. what if........
90. yeah but.........
91. if only.........
92. help is only a phone call away
93. around aa or in aa ?
94. you can't give away what you don't have
95. one drink is too many and thousand not enough
96. keep coming back---kcb
97. anger is but one letter away from danger
98. courage to change
99. easy does it,but do it
100. bring the body and the mind will follow
101. accept your admission
102. remember when............
103. dry and tighten up (financially)
104. we AAs are 'gifted' people
105. there are 12 steps in the ladder of complete sobriety
106. fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed
107. before engaging your mouth,put your mind in gear!
108. i want what i want when i want it
109. there is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem
110. aa is not something you join,it's a way of life
111. we can be positive that our drinking was negative
112. spirituality is the ability to get our minds off ourselves
113. faith is spelled ...............a-c-t-i-o-n
114. backsliding begins when knee-bending stops
115. if i think,i won't drink. if i drink,i can't think
116. bend your knees before you bend your elbow
117. the first step in overcoming mistakes is to admit them
118. formula for failure: try to please everyone
119. sorrow is looking back,worry is looking around
120. willpower= our will-ingness to use a higher power
121. aa is an education without graduation
122. when your head begins to swell your mind stops growing
123. a journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step
124. god=good orderly direction
125. be as enthusiastic about aa as you were about your drinking
126. you received without cost,now give without charge
127. humility is our acceptance of ourselves
128. trying to pray is praying
129. get it ---give it---grow in it
130. faith is not belief without proof but trust without reservation
131. we're responsible for the effort not the outcome
132. this is a selfish program
133. ego=edge god out
134. keep your sobriety first to make it last
135. i drank: too much---too often---too long
136. aa will work if you want it to work
137. minds are like parachutes----they won't work unless they're open
138. what you hear and see here,stays here
139. alcoholism is the only disease that tells you you're all right
140. if you turn it over and don't let go of it,you will be upside down.
141. an aa meeting is where losers get together to talk about their winnings
142. aa is a school in which we are all learners and all teachers
143. god taught us to laugh again but god please don't let us forget that we once cried
144. serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm
145. aa may not solve all your problems but it is willing to share them
146. it isn't the load that weighs us down------it's the way we carry it
147. principles before personalities
148. when u do all the talking you only learn what you already know
149. the 7t's ---take time to think the thing through
150. there are none too dumb for the aa program but many are too smart
151. we all have another drunk left in us but we don't know if we have another recovery in us
152. to be forgiven we must forgive
153. when we surrender to our higher power, the journey begins
154. the person with the most sobriety at a meeting is the one who got up earliest that morning
155. knowledge of "the answers" never made anyone slip---it was failing to practice "the answers" known
156. h.a.l.t.=don't get too hungry(h).......or too angry(a)......or too lonely(l) ........or too tire(t)
157. fear stands for Frustration
Ego,
Anxiety,
Resentment
158. the 12 steps tell us how it works; the 12 traditions tell us why it works.........
159. aa won't ...........keep you from going to hell.............nor is it a ticket to heaven............but it will...........keep u sober long enough.........for you to make up your mind...............which way you want to go!
160. if faith without works is dead; then .........willingness without action is fantasy
161. when a person tries to control their drinking they have already lost control
162. the task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us
163. seven days without an aa meeting makes one WEAK
164. you are not required to like it, you're only required to DO IT
165. when wallowing in your self-pity ...... get off the cross we need the wood
166. we in aa don't carry the alcoholic; we carry the message
167. the results are in god's hand
168. we are not human beings having spiritual experiences; we are spiritual beings having human experiences
169. remember nothing is going to happen today that you and god can't handle
170. when man listens,god speaks; when man obeys,god works
171. don't watch the "slippers" but watch those who don't slip closely and watch them go through difficulties and pull through
172. the 3 t's of gratitude to repay aa for our sobriety: our time, our talent, our treasure
173. it's a pity we can't forget our troubles the same way we forget our blessings
174. be careful what you pray for; you're liable to get it
175. the time to attend a meeting is when you least feel like going
176. work the program from the waist up
177. aa is the highest priced club in the world.........if u have paid the dues, why not enjoy the benefits ?
178. the first step is the only step a person can work perfectly
179. the will of god will never take you where the grace of god will not protect you
180. your big book is your sponsor too
181. aa never opened the gates of heaven to let me in, aa did open the gates of hell to let me out
182. the only thing we take from this world when we leave is what we gave away
183. time wasted in getting even can never be used in getting ahead
184. some people are so successful in aa that they turn out to be almost as good as they used to think they were when they were drinking
185. sobriety delivers everything alcohol promised
186. possibilities and miracles are one in the same
187. get out of the driver's seat.......let go and let god
188. how==honesty,open-mindedness,and willingness
189. danger sign: when your eyes have wandered from the alcoholics who still suffers and needs help-----to the faults of those whom the program has already helped
190. first we stayed sober because we have to............
then we stay sober because we are willing to..........
finally we stay sober because we want to.............
191. slogans are wisdom written in shorthand
192. active alcoholics don't have relationships; they take hostages
193. everyday is a gift that is why we call it the present
194. if you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere
195. every recovery from alcoholism began with one sober hour
196. each and every alcoholic----sober or not----teaches us some valuable lessons about ourselves and recovery
197. we had to quit playing god
198. don't compare---identify
199. don't intellectualize----utilize
200. RULE 62----don't take yourself so damn seriously!!!!!!!
201. aa has a wrench to fit every nut that walks through a meeting room door
202. living in the here and now
203. how does one become an "old-timer" ? don't drink and don't die!
204. aa spoils your drinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
205. faith is our greatest gift; its sharing with others our greatest responsibility
206. if you want to drink-----that is your business
if you want to quit-------that is aa 's business
207. in a bar, we got sympathy-----as long as our money lasted.
in aa,we get understanding------for nothing!
208. even my worst day in sobriety is better than my best day drunk
209. the elevator is broken-------use the steps
210. let it begin with me
211. when all else fails.........the directions are in the big book
212. trust god.........clean house........help others
213. anonymity is so important it's half of our name
214. if we don't grow,we gotta go
215. all you need to start your own aa meeting is a resentment and a coffee pot!!
216. religion is for those who fear god.........spirituality is for those who have been to hell and back
217. there are no atheists in foxholes
218. three suggestions for making an aa speech:
1).BE INTERESTING
2).BE BRIEF
3).BE SEATED
219. when you are a sponsor, you get out of yourself. if i serve, i will be served
220. why recovery never ends: the disease is alcoholISm, not alcoholWASM!
221. the aa way of life is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions
222. the smartest thing an aa member can say is, " help me "
223. you are exactly where god wants you to be
224. god will never give you more than you can handle
225. slow but sure
226. in aa we say a "coincidence" is a miracle in which god chooses to remain anonymous
227. it takes the good and bad aa meeting----the good and bad aa talk -----to make this fellowship "work"
228. give time .......time
229. faith is a lighted doorway,but trust is a dark hall
230. the lesson i must learn is simply that my control is limited to my own behavior,my own attitudes
231. the aa paradoxes:
---from weakness(adversity) comes strength
---we forgive to be forgiven
---we give it away to keep it
---we suffer to get well
---we surrender to win
---we die to live
---from darkness comes light
---from dependence we found independence
232. aa works for people who believe in god
aa works for people who don't believe in god
aa NEVER works for people who believe they ARE god
233. just for today i will try to live through this day only,and not tackle my whole life problems at once. i can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if i felt that i had to keep it up for a LIFETIME
234. there are two days in every week which we have no control over----yesterday and tomorrow.today is the only day we can change.
235. it is not the experience if today that drives people mad----it is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.
236. slippers in aa use the rdp---revolving door policy
237. pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth
238. god has no grand kids
239. there is a god and i am not it
240. the road to disappointment (resentment) is paved with expectation
241. be nice to newcomers .........one day they may be your sponsor
242. denial is not a river in egypt !
243. guilt is the gift that keeps on giving
244. the flip side to forgiveness is resentments
245. there is no magic in recovery only miracles
246. fear is the absences of faith
247. courage is faith that has said its prayers
248. depression is anger toward inward
249. alcoholics heal from the outside in.........but feel from the insideout
250. 3 A's in aa-----affection (thoughtfulness)
-----attention (listening)
-----appreciation (gratitude)
251. if it is meant to be...........i can't stop it
if it isn't god's will ............i can't make it happen
252. there are aa members who MAKE things happen
there are aa members who WATCH things happen
there are aa members who DON'T KNOW anything happen
WHICH ARE YOU ??????

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lol........this thread could, for me, be titled "252 resentments."

lmao!

I'm getting better - seeing them didn't make me mad like it would have in the past - but I still can't read a list like that without seen hypocrisy and contradictions to the program everywhere..... but hey, if it helps someone, who am I to judge, right?

I will, however, complain about #132
132. this is a selfish program
........no, IT'S NOT. It's precisely the opposite of that in every imaginable way. Some ppl, may work it as a selfish program (because selfishness and self-centeredness IS the root of our malady) but it's not supposed to be done like that.

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drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others
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for me, it is both selfish and selfless.
i have to be selfish and keep me in fit spiritual condition before i can be selfless and be of maximum service to others.
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If i cant match the it in the book, its bs. The problem isnt the slogans its that members overuse and misuse it. How about a conversatiin as opposed to advice throigh slogans.
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