From the April 2008 magazine.

PO BOX 1980

Individual glory versus "a man among men"

In September 1948, Dr. Bob wrote: "We have found it wise policy, too, to hold to no glorification of the individual. . . . Many of us because of activity have received praise. . . it is so easy for us to become, privately perhaps, just a little vain about it all. Yet, fitting and wearing halos is not for us." (Grapevine, September 1948)

And Bill W., in his essay on Tradition Twelve (Grapevine, April 1953), wrote: "Our growth made it plain that we couldn't be a secret society, but it was equally plain that we couldn't be a vaudeville circuit either."

-- Anonymous

Olympia, Washington

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