"The person with the most power is the one who knows they dont have to use it."

"When I was drinking I felt the whole world could see my weaknesses. To compensate for this I hit first and I hit hard to prove my power. I now see that this did nothing but diminish my character in the eyes of others and myself. It made me look week and afraid. I thought I could take one on the chin pretty good, but in reality I was sensitive and scared. I was no better than a school yard bully with a puffed out chest equal to the amount of insecurities inside." - Dave, sober 3 years