… and I am Somebody male. in my thirties. recovering alcoholic. live in minneapolis. work in progress. gay. serenity please.

Don’t have to be crazy

06.21.2004 · Posted in Recovery

… don’t have to be crazy, I don’t have to be crazy, I don’t have…

I met with a couple of friends for coffee tonight. One was having a hard time with some roommates and an arrangement he had with them. He was so worked up over it – very agitated and couldn’t stop dwelling on it. His roommate was clearly in the wrong, but his roommate’s craziness was making HIM crazy – it was like craziness via osmosis!

Thank gawd I was with two more-senior-sober-than-I-people who had some great advice. One of them said a very wise thing – “You don’t have to be crazy, too.”

I thought that was super-fantastic. You know when you can recognize when somebody else is crazy. Deal with it and move on – don’t let it suck you in.

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