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June 1965

Thank God for Despair

...the un-ease that makes us want to do a better job of living

IT is amazing and a little depressing to see so many of our members drive themselves like madmen for perfect peace of mind and absolute serenity. Bags under their eyes, frowns on their foreheads --driving, driving. They act as though absolute peace of mind were the answer to life. Where do they get such a ridiculous idea? The Big Book doesn't mention it. Neither does the "Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions." I can't find it in our other literature either.

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