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Tradition Eight: Overeaters Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers. I am a professional person on several fronts. I have various public personae. I am a person of “wisdom” and knowledgeable about many things, like a trivia guru. I also have worn many masks. None of this, however, serves my participation in and appreciation for Overeaters Anonymous. Often, in fact, the professional and public side of my life gets in the way of my honesty and humility, qualities so essential for my abstinence and recovery in OA. For example, when I first came to

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