AA Thought for the Day
September 19, 2019
Pride and Guilt
In pride I could say, "Look at me, I am wonderful." In guilt I would moan,
"I'm awful." Therefore guilt is really the reverse side of the coin of pride.
Guilt aims at self-destruction and Pride aims at the destruction of others.
This is why I see humility for today as that safe and secure stance
midway between these violent emotional extremes.
- AA Grapevine, June 1961 (Humility for Today, Bill W)
Thought to Ponder
The difference between pride and humility:
Pride is who is right. Humility is what is right.
P R I D E = Personal Recovery Involves Deflating Ego.
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