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Figuring out who he was also meant admitting his character defects
One bit of obnoxious unsolicited advice I often got from my mother in childhood was that I should just be myself. But I didn't have a clue how to do that as I didn't know what I was. My head seemed to think I was more important than anyone else while my gut told me I was worthless.
I hit a bad patch when I was about a year sober. I couldn't go to more meetings as I was hitting about 10 a week, so I had to have a go at Steps 4 and 5 even though I didn't have much of a handle on the first three.
This was in 1975 when I'd never heard of a step study guide. I tried to outline the...
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