More Than One Way Home Part 13: Anonymous
For Roy, anonymity isn't just about keeping his professional and personal life separate; it's a way to prevent the ego from taking over and running the show.
Alcoholics are "egomaniacs with inferiority complexes", says Roy.
Another term for that sense of being either better or worse than everybody else is "terminal uniqueness. Anonymity removes the need to defend or proclaim one's uniqueness- it also makes us all lovable and deserving of community.
In the last of her series on Faith in the Okanagan Madonna Hamel speaks with Roy about hitting bottom with alcohol and finding a lifelong spiritual program in the process.
Download Flash Player to view this content.