As an active alcoholic, I abused every liberty that life afforded.
How could A.A. expect me to respect the "ultra-liberty" bestowed
by Tradition Four? Learning respect has become a lifetime
A.A. has made me fully accept the
necessity of discipline and that, if I do not assert it from
within, then I will pay for it. This applies to groups
too. Tradition Four points me in a spiritual direction,
in spite of my alcoholic inclinations.
* This is a misquote;
Bill quoted the Third Tradition, but was referring to Tradition