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The 7th Concept - Legal vs. Practical Control

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The Seventh Concept of the Twelve Concepts of World Service states that:

"The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A.purse for final effectiveness.."

This concept at first appears to set up a conflict -- the trustees are given full legal authority, but the concept acknowledges that without the backing of the Conference and through it the funds and support of the local groups, the trustees could not, as a practical matter, go completely off on their own.


Do we appreciate how much we all, in and out of AA, depend on others to be reasonable and accommodating in what they do? Do we ourselves always try to be reasonable and accommodating when we are given a little authority over someone else, do we do onto them as we would be done onto?

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