Perhaps you could restate what you just said. The comment makes no sense to me.Of course there is a relationship but if you don't understand that a teacher can try to motivate and teach a student that will not learn because they do not want to learn then you really, and literally, have no idea what you are talking about. I trump you so badly that you don't even realize it apparently...
Dismissing doesn't change that I'm right.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
She told me that I'm doing great and to keep doing what I'm doing (going to AA meetings, working the steps with my sponsor, helping others, etc.).
Think it's going to be a wonderful day.
I remember one men's group that was pretty good for quite a while, but a handful of 'old timers' sort of assumed the role of AA elders and started regularly offering unwanted and unsolicited and often harsh critiques of how others were managing their sobriety. In most meetings that's severely frowned on and doesn't happen much, because the people offering their "wisdom" TO others, unasked, are politely told to keep their opinions of other attendees to themselves. These guys started doing it every meeting with no pushback from the group.
Anyway, after personally getting berated for 5 minutes on how badly I was screwing up and was headed for relapse (after about 7 years happily sober), I told the guy in somewhat polite terms to f off, I didn't actually ask for his advice, and never went back. I guess it worked for those guys, but was counterproductive for me, and I wasn't going to change it. But the point is these groups have all kinds of personalities, and making generalizations is just futile.
However, the AA "Big Book" is a treasure to behold if one is considering as to whether they have or are developing an alcohol problem.
After reading the myriad of stories they will either recognize themselves, or not. And if they do, they can arrest themselves from going further down the path to more severe alcoholism, or if thy're not there yet, they can see the dangers & not go down the path at all.
I very highly recommend the "Big Book" to anyone that has even the most passing concern with their drinking. It can't hurt. It might help.
Available at any AA meeting for a suggested (but not required) donation.
[disclosure - I have no (nor ever had) AA/12 step affiliation]
Tomorrow will be my 13th day sober - Group Of Drunks willing.
Great day at work today - went to a meeting after. Won a copy of the 12 & 12 in a raffle - gave it to a young lady who picked up a white chip at that meeting.
Parents are barking at me right now to get off the computer, so I gotta go (am tired tonight, anyway - bed and Teddy Bear call me. Yes, I still sleep with Teddy Bear.).
Good night, DP.