From the January 2013 magazine.

January 2013: Preen Like a Peacock

He learned the hard way that being right is not the way to fly

Before search engines came along and took all the fun out of it, I loved to argue with family members about some trivial point, such as which actor played which role in a movie. Then when evidence was presented that proved I was correct, I would preen like a peacock.

That’s why it’s so ironic that my biggest growth in the AA program came from an incident when I discovered I was wrong. In 2005, as part of my role as GSR and DCM Chair, I was involved in developing an AA area website. The previous committee had painstakingly developed guidelines that spelled out everything from how...

-- T.W.

Fairfield, California

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