It is essential for my personal survival and that of
the Fellowship that I not use A.A. to put myself in the limelight.
Anonymity is a way for me to work on my humility. Since pride
is one of my most dangerous shortcomings, practicing humility
is one of the best ways to overcome it. The Fellowship of
A.A. gains worldwide recognition by its various methods of
publicizing its principles and its work, not by its individual
members advertising themselves. The attraction created by
my changing attitudes and my altruism contributes much more
to the welfare of A.A. than self-promotion.