THE TWELVE STEPS OF INSANITY

  1. We admitted we were powerless over nothing – that we could manage our lives perfectly and those of anyone who would allow us.
  2. Came to believe that there was no power greater than ourselves and the rest of the world was insane.
  3. Made a decision to have our loved ones turn their wills and their lives over to our care even though they couldn’t understand us at all.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of everyone we knew.
  5. Admitted to the whole world the exact nature of everyone else’s wrongs.
  6. We’re entirely ready to make others give us the respect we thought we deserved.
  7. Demanded others do our will because we were always enlightened.
  8. Made a list of all persons who had harmed us and became willing to go to any lengths to get even with them all.
  9. Got direct revenge on such people wherever possible except when to do so would cost us our lives or at the very least a jail sentence.
  10. Continued to take inventory of others and when they were wrong promptly told them about it.
  11. Sought through complaining and medication to improve our relations with others as we could not understand them at all, asking only that they do things our way.
  12. Having had a complete physical, emotional and spiritual breakdown as a result of these steps, we tried to blame it on others and to get sympathy and pity in all our affairs.

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