"Someone must speak for them. I do not see a delegation for the four footed. I see no seat for eagles. We forget and we consider ourselves superior, but we are after all a mere part of the Creation."
Oren Lyons Onondaga
So at the outset, how best, to live and work together as groups became the prime question. In the world about us we saw personalities destroying whole peoples. The struggle for wealth, power, and prestige was tearing humanity apart as never before. If strong people were stalemated in the search for peace and harmony, what was to become of our erratic band of alcoholics? As we had once struggled and prayed for individual recovery, just so earnestly did we commence to quest for the principals through which A.A. itself might survive.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pgs. 130 & 131
Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common welfare comes first…
Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism…
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 189
Great Mystery help us to be kind to our fellow travelers.