My first few weeks of sobriety, I heard expressions that changed the way I viewed my life—none more so than these. Read More
Am I just imagining a moralizing edge in the I'm-not-the-most-important-person-in-the-world sentiment? That's one of the ineffective aspects of the recovery movement that I wish would change--if you have an inflated ego to wrongly compensate for a feeling of worthlessness, how is a slap in the face going to help? There has got to be more deft, compassionate way to handle it.
I have heard some corny saying from people in recovery. The two below I have not heard, but they are priceless.
Resentment is like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die.
I’m not much but I’m all I think about.
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Anna David is the author of two novels and three non-fiction books and frequently speaks about addiction and recovery in the media and on college campuses.
It can take a radical reboot to get past old hurts and injustices.