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November 1973

Thank God for My Despair

Our struggles with discontent and unrest lead us to ever-higher levels of living and learning - From the June 1965 Grapevine

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 Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. I can't find it in our other literature, either.

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