From the May 1980 magazine.

A Blueprint for Life

THE AA PROGRAM is a spiritual program. Most of us knew and followed the material way of life before AA, and we failed miserably.

A spiritual program must necessarily be approached differently from anything in our old lives. Many of us are quite reluctant to pursue it at all; others do so only halfheartedly. What a contrast this is to the vigor with which we pursued the material things of life! Given all the money that we could possibly for our material dream house, few of us would have spared any effort to build the most majestic structure imaginable. We would have followed the...

-- Anonymous

Indianapolis, Ind.