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Personal Conduct and the Group

Her sponsor explained to her how Tradition Four figured

Although autonomy is a ten-dollar word, in relation to us, it means that every AA group can manage its affairs exactly as it pleases, except when AA as a whole is threatened.

Is it true we have no rules in AA? Using my personal experience as an example, my sponsor tells me I should:

Get to the meeting early enough to get my refreshment and be in my seat before the meeting starts;

Pay attention during the meeting. Refrain from whispering and messing around;

Count the money in the basket after, not during, the meeting; and

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