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Guarding the Traditions

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At OA meetings, I often hear shares that include social issues. We members are products of our environment, after all, and those environments can include poverty, deprivation, abuse, harassment, homelessness, injustice, unfairness at work, and victimization by criminals. For my part, I have a social conscience, and my failure to live up to its demands is a factor in my anorexia. So, I find it hard to listen to OA members’ accounts of suffering from social evils without wanting to fix, preach, campaign, or otherwise apply the tools that I’ve acquired in social change movements to stand up against these

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