To Thine Own Self Be True

I walked the dog yesterday morning for the first time in a while.  I have missed doing it, and, as usual, it frightens me.  For most of the year, I do it before I go to work every day that I go to work, which is most days.  It was interesting to have that time again to think, and I tried to think about “To Thine Own Self Be True.”

What came to my mind immediately was some of the very strong opinions I have about a few things.  It almost makes me laugh, to think of the picture I must present, especially in that I am a lesbian, living with a woman, and politically I have extremely liberal.

I don’t drink or take drugs, any, ever.  We all know about that.  I don’t swear.  Hardly ever.  I don’t like to listen to bad language.  I don’t gamble, even to play cards with friends for pennies.  And oh God do I hate football.

Are my hard-line opinions about these things too drastic, or am I being true to myself by adhering to them?

And I don’t know where this saying is in the Big Book or other AA literature, and so I hope people aren’t lead to this post hoping for an answer to that.

One thought on “To Thine Own Self Be True

  1. There is nothing wrong with being opinionated! You just can’t force other to agree with your opinions because they may be totally different from yours. That’s where “principals before personalities”, come into play. I myself being a gay man can never expect all people to accept that I am, I just have to let them have their opinions and accept it. Thank you for your honesty!

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