person remains immature, whatever their age, as long as they think of
themselves as an exception to the human race. Most every rule has an exception
because of special people or circumstances. We may sometimes believe we are
exceptions to the rule when it comes to the program. We may believe our set of
circumstances or who we are makes us different. We may feel the slogans and
Steps are good for most people, but they don't relate to us because of some
unique things we believe no one else has.
Even though each of us is a unique individual with our own
lifestyles and set of circumstances, we're no different than anyone else in the
program. We are in the program for one purpose: To learn to live a better way
of life while coping with the effects of an addiction. Once we realize we're
working toward the same solution as everyone else, we won't see ourselves as
exceptions. Our growth will occur in leaps and bounds once we're freed from the
label of " exception to the rule." I'm no different than anyone else
when I look at the reasons why I'm in the program. I will remember my
connection, not my exception.