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June 1982

Don't Tell Us What to Do!

Tradition 9 - AA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve

ONE OF MY lifelong hostilities used to be directed squarely at fraternal associations, societies, and all other kind of organizations. It seems to have stemmed from the fact that I could not bear being told what to do or how to do it. Besides that, drinking or not, I never understood what was going on. When people talked about purposes and goals, my mind would go blank.

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