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November 1976

Reality Can Be Uncomfortable

But learning to cope with life, people, and situations is vital to our growth - From the July 1971 Grapevine

IS COMFORTABLE SOBRIETY the new goal in AA? It would seem so from some of the things I have heard recently, during and after meetings. For instance, at a Step meeting, a young man rather proudly announced that he couldn't possibly take the Fourth and Fifth Steps because "raking up all that stuff would make me uncomfortable." Perhaps it is significant that this same young man was practically always in a state of depression and, after meetings, ran from one member to another asking, "How long does it take to find the joy and happiness in AA?"

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