Self-Will Run Riot:
This phrase comes from chapter 5 of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous,
“Selfishness- self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles…. So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn’t think so. Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us!”
The only solution we know is to work the 12 Steps.
- See also;
- Twelve Steps to Insanity