Make perfect sense to me though I too prefer the original.
Within the context of what AA is trying to accomplish, I see no problem.
calmness, hush, peace, peacefulness, placidity, quiet, quietness, quietude, repose, restfulness, sereneness, calm, still, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility)
It’s an OK prayer. I don’t agree with it. But nevertheless, it isn’t the Serenity Prayer.
Whether it is grace or serenity I hope that Nick is granted a boatload of it because AA is not going to change their version for him. No way. No how.
They can call it the Serenity Prayer if they want, I guess. They can call it the Declaration of Independence if they want. It is neither.
The prayer has an interesting history with numerous versions.
I have always understood it to be a prayer for grace, strength and wisdom which all flow from God.
They’re just a bunch of drunken misfits.
Nobody likes a quitter.
The changes they made to the Serenity Prayer change its meaning entirely. If you are going to repeat a 3-line prayer, perhaps you should get it right. I really don’t care that they changed it though. I’m an alcoholic and I thought that maybe a fellow alcoholic might find value in my thinking (revealed in my post #1) about it.
And at the ShipYard, they pay to send them to dry up if they show up drunk at the jobsite.
Welcome to the new world.
Because they took it from a new york tribune herald obit. article that quoted someone else reciting it from memory. sheesh!
edit: corrected papers name.
“Sheesh!” is right. Maybe they should fix it.
It’s been that way for a very long time and there is nothing wrong with it. IMHO
The Serenity Prayer is much better though and has a totally different meaning.
I disagree but so what?
A.A.'s is OK I guess… but it’s not for me. It sounds too much like the Serenity Prayer but with a different meaning.
I really like the real Serenity Prayer. I might change my signature line to it.
Works for me
Which is exactly the reason for the changes.
You can’t be expected to understand the meaning of this “prayer” unless and until you’ve undertaken the steps of recovery from addiction/alcoholism. Just like you can’t be expected to understand the practices of a particular faith, unless you also follow that faith.
Honestly, I expected more from you, Nick. You are usually very open-minded, but in this instance you have apparently failed to see the wisdom behind the principals of recovery.
Their changes, change the meaning of the prayer completely… for me anyway.