I have learned that I must sacrifice some of my personality
traits for the good of A.A. and, as a result, I have been
rewarded with many gifts. False pride can be inflated through
prestige but, by living Tradition Six, I receive the gift
of humility instead. Cooperation without affiliation is often
deceiving. If I remain unrelated to outside interests, I am
free to keep A.A. autonomous. Then the Fellowship will be
here, healthy and strong for generations to come.