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  • big_earl

    Fine article, however there is the issue of Anonymity. This article violates that tradition. The clear purpose of that tradition is not to protect identities. It is prevent anyone from becoming or acting as a spokesperson for the organization. Which is what is happening in this article.

  • bkl

    Wonderful article! Very insightful and well written. I wanted to say to some of the nAAysayers...

    1. Everything in this article can be found in the literature or at any AA meeting free of charge around the globe. Sarah was not exposing a great secret of AA.
    2. The content in this article pertaining to AA was in line with the mission "to help fellow alcoholics achieve sobriety"
    3. According to our 11th tradition, technically it has not been decided upon by the "lowest" tier of officials, whether or not to include social media . It is in the process but nothing official.
    4. Are those who objected to this article going to stop every other article that mentions or has the subject of AA? where is your line in the sand? this article has plenty of inspiring information aside from its connection to AA and could be beneficial for many people.
    5. One post-er said he doesn't want to see AA go the way of the RCC because of this article... little dramatic but I will go with you on this. No one wants to see people taken advantage of however this can and does happen. Any organization has the potential to go to extremes, even AA, luckily there are people protecting the goodness that it the true AA message which is what keeps the fellowship pure. I believe Sarah is one who is keeping the openness, honesty and willingness alive and well.
    6. Lets just not, with the ad homonim attacks. "I hope she stays sober long enough" I'll tell you what my sponsor tells me, go to a meeting.
    7. And lastly, this article was about AA being a wonderful model for non profits and looked into why that is the case. Is it because it was written by an "insider" that you took offense? I would rather someone from the fellowship with the knowledge and understanding about AA write such an article.

    Thank you Sarah. again a great article. Very true and insightful. ODAAT.

  • bkl

    Wonderful article! Very insightful and well written. I wanted to say to some of the nAAysayers...

    1. Everything in this article can be found in the literature or at any AA meeting free of charge around the globe. Sarah was not exposing a great secret of AA.
    2. The content in this article pertaining to AA was in line with the mission "to help fellow alcoholics achieve sobriety"
    3. According to our 11th tradition, technically it has not been decided upon by the "lowest" tier of officials, whether or not to include social media . It is in the process but nothing official.
    4. Are those who objected to this article going to stop every other article that mentions or has the subject of AA? where is your line in the sand? this article has plenty of inspiring information aside from its connection to AA and could be beneficial for many people.
    5. One post-er said he doesn't want to see AA go the way of the RCC because of this article... little dramatic but I will go with you on this. No one wants to see people taken advantage of however this can and does happen. Any organization has the potential to go to extremes, even AA, luckily there are people protecting the goodness that it the true AA message which is what keeps the fellowship pure. I believe Sarah is one who is keeping the openness, honesty and willingness alive and well.
    6. Lets just not, with the ad homonim attacks. "I hope she stays sober long enough" I'll tell you what my sponsor tells me, go to a meeting.
    7. And lastly, this article was about AA being a wonderful model for non profits and looked into why that is the case. Is it because it was written by an "insider" that you took offense? I would rather someone from the fellowship with the knowledge and understanding about AA write such an article.

    Thank you Sarah. again a great article. Very true and insightful. ODAAT.

  • tracerfire

    having started my journey 140 days ago, this article was stupendously serendipitous. thank you, awesome article.

  • Jenny

    truly inspiring.
    I will try to use the 3step feedback method that is talked about here.
    howcome i've never come across it before ;-) being in mgt consulting it is a great tool (and in life as well).

  • shadhish

    that will be always true, every possible steps towards progress and future will be started from us , easy to telling others to follow, hard to keep us fit for every thoughts, good wishes

  • Rosalie Murphy

    AA is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing this, Sarah!