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A Few Thoughts About Old-Timers

by Bill

I’m not so imbued with the wisdom of the rooms that I can get up and walk out of meetings that don’t interest me (like at least one guy I know), but with 25+ years in one program or another I do think I’m qualified to have an opinion about old-timers.  My observations over the years of people whose sobriety I admired has led me to believe that the proper function of us old farts is to sit back, gently guide when asked, sponsor folks, and leave the work to the newcomers.

Now, before you get the idea that I’m lazy, let me explain.   Continue reading