Clean Air’s 36th Anniversary Party
Monday – January 21, 2018 – 6:00 pm cake and ice cream – Lead Speaker at 7:00 pm
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
5240 Talmadge Rd
Toledo, OH 43623
Come join the Clean Air Alcoholics Anonymous group in celebrating our anniversary. There will be fellowship, cake and ice cream, and a special lead speaker that will be sure to inspire you.
Virtue and Self-Deception
I used to take comfort from an exaggerated belief in my own honesty. My New England kinfolk had taught me the sanctity of all business commitments and contracts, saying, “A man’s word is his bond.” After this rigorous conditioning, business honesty always came easy; I never flim-flammed anyone. However, this small fragment of readily won virtue did produce some interesting liabilities. I never failed to whip up a fine contempt for those of my fellow Wall Streeters who were prone to shortchange their customers. This was arrogant enough, but the ensuing self-deception proved even worse. My prized business honesty was presently converted into a comfortable cloak under which I could hide the many serious flaws that beset other departments of my life. Being certain of this one virtue, it was easy to conclude that I had them all. For years on end, this prevented me from taking a good look at myself.
Grapevine, August 1961