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...