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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View TRADITION NINE essay   ... laughter.  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
He and all like him who "view with alarm for the good of A.A." meet the most stubborn resistance or, worse still, laughter.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... laughter and talk.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We can be the ones who take on the unspectacular but important tasks that make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake after the meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence and comfort in the laughter and talk.


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View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... laughter at the expense of other people, ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
This is a condition which, in ordinary life, would produce untold grief; there might be scandalous gossip, laughter at the expense of other people, and a tendency to take advantage of intimate information.


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View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... laughter make for usefulness.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
So we think cheerfulness and laughter make for usefulness.


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