May 11, 2006

Prideful Balloons Ready for Popping

To the intellectually self-sufficient man or woman, many AA's can say, "Yes, we were like you -- far too smart for our own good.

We loved to have people call us precocious. We used our education to blow ourselves up into prideful balloons, though we were careful to hide this from others. Secretly, we felt we could float above the rest of the folks on our brain power alone...But John Barleycorn had other ideas.

We who had won handsomely in a walk turned into all-time losers. We saw that we had to reconsider or die."

c. 1967 AAWS, As Bill Sees It, p. 60

Thought to Ponder . . .

The ego seeks the destination; the soul seeks the journey.

--AA Thought for the Day (courtesy

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