I wish you the best Mitchell.
I think most any organization has problems.
If humans are involved it's going to have problems.... because humans have problems... regardless of where I find them. None of us are perfect. That's what makes us human.
I didn't quit voting because elections and laws didn't go the way that I wanted them to go.
A lot of things change. That doesn't mean that I have to change just because something changes.
I didn't get a new life at the barber shop.
I didn't get freedom -- from eating in restaurants.
I've had many bad haircuts... some that I did to myself.
And, I didn't stop eating because I got some bad meals.
I remember quitting God once... for good and forever... because I didn't think God was doing what He said He would do... and I figured that if all his kids acted the way they did... I'd rather spend a life in hell rather than be with them forever in heaven.
Then, I changed my mind.
The great thing about life is: we can change our mind.
That's what AA has done for me. It changed my mind.
It changed my life for the better. And, my life continues to get better and better and better...
It's changed my mind so much... and so much for the better, that I feel a responsibility, to at least do what I can to pass on, what has been so freely passed on to me.
AA is a book of stories, that offers a solution, and a way of life... and it has two Fellowships... the Fellowship of it's members, and the Fellowship of the Spirit.
One thing I've learned... is what I give away is what I receive.
AA has always had it's problems. That's what it's history shows me. But, when I needed AA... I wasn't thinking about it's problems... previous or present.
I haven't seen anything new... that hasn't happened before. The problems get repeated. So what? God hasn't changed. Recovery hasn't changed. Sobriety hasn't changed. People have changed... some for the good and some for the not-so-good.
As for me... I've learned that it's best for me, if I just don't leave, rather than keep coming back.
By not leaving... I get to see what happens to those that stay away too long. And, that helps me.