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New Slogans?

A member discusses his thoughts on some recent sayings he's heard in meetings

I have been continuously sober since walking into the rooms of Alcoholic Anonymous in November of 1983 at the age of 24. I was "raised" in a home group in Olympia, Wash. that met every day. We held a Step meeting and a Tradition meeting every week, in addition to five days of general discussion meetings. There, I learned the slogans of AA which became wisdom and inspiration for my daily life.

But, over the past years, I have seen the development and increasing popularity of phrases that are passed around at meetings and spoken as if they, too, are considered AA slogans. But, not only are they not wisdom, they go counter to my experiences as a sober man. Here are some of them:

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