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 Tradition Eight
“Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever
nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ
special workers.”

You can't mix the Twelfth Step and money. Line of cleavage between voluntary Twelfth Step work and paid-for services. A.A. could not function without full-time service workers. Professional workers are not professional A.A.'s.
Relation of A.A. to industry, education, etc. Twelfth Step
work is never paid for, but those who labor in service for
us are worthy of their hire.

 Step Eight 
“Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and
became willing to make amends to them all.”
This and the next two Steps are concerned with personal
relations. Learning to live with others is a fascinating adventure. Obstacles: reluctance to forgive; nonadmission of
wrongs to others; purposeful forgetting. Necessity of exhaustive survey of past. Deepening insight results from
thoroughness. Kinds of harm done to others. Avoiding extreme judgments. Taking the objective view. Step Eight is
the beginning of the end of isolation.