- Our actor is self-centered -- ego-centric, as people like to call it nowadays.
- A whole lifetime geared to self-centeredness cannot be set in reverse all at once.
- Disagreeable or unexpected problems are not the only ones that call for self-control.
- If all our lives we had more or less fooled ourselves, how could we now be so sure that we weren't still self-deceived?
- Some will become quite annoyed if there is talk about immorality, let alone sin.
Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)