From the February 1981 magazine.

A Daily Decision

WE MEMBERS of AA do not have a monopoly on feeling uncomfortable. Over and over, I hear my fellows (and me, too, sometimes) lament some "alcoholic" discomfort or other. It seems to me that many of those feelings are not so much alcoholic as they are human.

A good example is contained in the promise found in the sixth chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous. It says, "That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear."

All kinds of people suffer feelings of uselessness from time to time. To combat such feelings, nonalcoholics go to a movie or treat themselves to a...

-- W. H.

Manhattan, New York