From the June 1956 magazine.

!. . .I Forgot. . .I Am Sick, Too. . .!

GOSSIPING about others is one of the easiest ways of pulling out the foundation blocks of your own sobriety. Today I found myself arguing heatedly with another AA regarding someone who hadn't done a job they were supposed to do--or I should say what I thought they were supposed to do. I forgot completely that one of the first rules of AA is that there are no musts. Now that I had some sobriety, I fell into the trap of being judge of another's sickness because I was now one of the "cured" ones.

All of us who come into AA are sick people and will continue to be so for the rest of our...

-- M. C.

New York