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A member sets out to tell his story without trying to make it more interesting and entertaining than it really was
I would judge my share on how entertaining it was or how many laughs I got. Today I try to be a little more honest.
As I approach my 34th year of continuous sobriety in AA, I have begun to take a closer look at my "story". In the past, I don't think that I lied, but I may have exaggerated some events or embellished a little just to make them sound more interesting. I would judge my share on how entertaining I thought it to be, or how many laughs I got. Today I try to be a little more honest. A few humorous antidotes still manage to find their way in on occasion.
In the beginning I tried to make sure that my story would compare well with others I heard, rather than hoping that others would...
-- Bob L.
Woodstock, New York