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June 15, 1992
When you admit you're an
addict, you're admitting
that you are unable to ELVIRA
control certain behavior.
A failing of will power, All of which puts
perhaps a failing of the model you in the very
of Free Will. peculiar position
of making choices
According to the principles to restrict
of the twelve steps of AA, choices, of making
to conquer an addiction, you decisions based on
must first admit that it is your inability to
stronger than you are. You correctly make
must appeal to a "higher decisions.
In practice, this really strategies to deal
means that you have to with your own
stay completely away from limitations...
whatever it is you have
You must avoid the "first drink"
Because you can't count on being IGNORANT
able to avoid going "just one more"
Moderation is easy to
argue for, but impossible
The nice thing
about extremes is
that you always
know what side of
the line you're on.
"I'm Dysfunctional, You're Dysfunctional"
makes the point that twelve step groups
insist on focusing on the personal...
before you can work on the world's problems
you must work on your own problems.
But when will your own problems ever
And isn't it possible that you can work
out your personal problems, by trying to
apply yourself to a larger problem?
Lack of a sense of purpose
could be part of the problem.
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