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Acceptance Without Issue

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During any political election, I am especially thankful for OA’s Tradition Ten: “Overeaters Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues.” I know I can go to a meeting and no one will talk about the candidates or the issues. I am very aware that some members are strongly supporting a policy that is different than mine. At other occasions outside OA meetings, there could be discussion of these differing ideas. I can listen without comment. I choose to avoid getting into controversy. Other non-OA topics have come into conversations between members when outside OA meetings. Yet, during the OA meeting,

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