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October 1965

Amends

There is more to taking the Eighth and Ninth Steps than squaring things with other people

A LITTLE rigorous honesty will reveal to any alcoholic that he "roared like a tornado through the lives of other people." But when you start making a list of people you have harmed do you put your own name on the list? You are apt to be the person you most harmed. You are very likely the one in most need of repair. This is selfish you say? I think not. Remember the old lines: "To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."

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