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Tradition 6: Simplicity

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With money, property, or prestige comes responsibility. We already have enough responsibility. When anyone, anywhere, reaches for help, I want the hand of OA to always be there, and for that I am responsible. I struggle along well enough, one day at a time, in this world of confusion and misunderstanding. I get some relief from my addiction, and then suddenly I become an authority on matters that have nothing to do with our primary purpose. I am like that. I am easily distracted. I have the best intentions. Wouldn’t it be great if we could rally behind this cause

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