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I confess that service was never the first option for me. I went to meetings to vent my sorrows and problems, to be heard in silence, to receive hugs, and to put the minimum in the bag—to stay lean, leave OA, and never ask for help again. When the leader asked if somebody could do a certain service, I didn’t want to waste my free time. Also, I was told that people who served were rigid, neurotic, obsessive, and controlling; business meetings were very boring; and it was safe to serve only within the group because those who served beyond

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