'Power without responsibility'
Perhaps through the events of the past few years involving my passagefrom being an ,'alcoholic' to a ,'recovering alcoholic', when my alcoholism was taken from me on the 5th Feb.,2008 I had never heard of this and it certainly had never applied to any of my various careers, drinking or not, in fact it would have been seen , not only by others but myself as a very irresponsible and at times downright dangerous attitude on most occasions.
It first came to my notice on a popular medical drama tv show only the other night whose storyline involved a professional medical ,'guinea pig' who not only provided a constant,'blog?' to those who subscribed to his website but insisted that he wasn't to be anethasised whilst undergoing an operation. I must admit I'm not familiar with facebook, blogs, twitter et al, I am familiar with alcoholism, and recovery, though not perfect,we aim for spiritual progress not perfection, right? None of the latter, especially in ,'recovery' involves ,'power without responsibility' in fact, to me it is , thankfully the very opposite!
I think then, now at 64 and whilst not yet old enough to be wise, albeit T.E.Lawrence suggestedthis meant,'tired and disappointed',as he died at a relatively early age, how did he know? I am old enought to be philosophical and much prefer to be involved with SRC where members of all stature I'm sure find this statement and it's effect on people in society not only unwelcome but abhorrent.
It's not for the first time I've said to myself I'm glad I'm a recovering alcoholic, at least there is a sense of understanding, structure and purpose to my life, that certainly didn't exist in my drinking days and since finding and becoming a member of this site, a life which is greatly enhanced! Thank you, Mike W.