I realized for the first time that as a practicing alcoholic, I had no rights. Society can do anything it chooses to do with me when I am drunk, and I can’t lift a finger to stop it, for I forfeit my rights through the simple expedient of becoming a menace to myself and the people around me. With deep shame came the knowledge too that I had lived with no sense of social obligation nor had I known the meaning of moral responsibility to my fellow men.
– Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 549
Thought to Ponder . . .
It’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility.
We have NO rights to hurt people or to impose our will on them yet which one of us can truly say; “Oh well, I never hurt anyone while I was doing my thing”. If you have asked God for forgiveness you have been forgiven so isn’t it time we grew up, accepted responsibility for our actions and changed to become citizens of the world? Life is not to be selfishly lived!