Tradition 1 – Our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends upon Unity.
Now read it again. And again.
Sounds like Unity is vital, but what does unity actually mean. Here are some quotes and definitions that have helped me understand the meaning of unity.
“The state of being united or joined as a whole.” – Oxford dictionary
“It’s the opposite of being divided.” – vocabulary.com
“We must hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin
“That no personal sacrifice is too great for preservation of the fellowship. He learns that the clamour of desires and ambitions within him must be silenced whenever these could damage the group. It becomes plain that the group must survive or the individual will not.” – Twelve and Twelve