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"An A.A. meeting is where losers get together to talk about their winnings."

Bullshit slogan of the day:
An A.A. meeting is where losers get together to talk about their winnings.

Among the most often heard utterances at an AA meeting is, “As alcoholics, we are…” This is followed with some negative stereotype such as “angry” or “selfish” or “overly sensitive” or “argumentative”. The list goes on and on and on….

There is no basis in fact for any of these claims, as alcoholics are no more selfish or angry than the general population. These are simply myths created by, and perpetuated by, Alcoholics Anonymous. The ‘Big Book’ and the ’12×12′ are littered with degrading references to alcoholics, as is the vocabulary of any hardcore 12-Stepper. Pick a pejorative, and the chances are good that you will hear it applied to alcoholics as a group.

There are a couple of reasons for this self-degradation. Continue reading "An A.A. meeting is where losers get together to talk about their winnings."