As citizens of New York City, we were born with the understanding that we are superior.
We realized that there is no place greater than New York City. The rest of the world is totally barbaric.
We became adept at manipulating as many people as possible into turning their lives over to our management, even though they may not fully understand our superior talent.
We made a complete and fearless moral inventory of every single acquaintance, no matter how insignificant they may be.
We publicly proclaimed the exact nature of their ignorance and their mistakes.
We assumed our natural role of reminding everyone else how to straighten up and fly right.
We demanded that people who were unable to accept our guidance either shape up or ship out.
We made a list of all persons who had harmed us, and we became willing to do just about anything to get rid of them all.
We took revenge on such people whenever possible, except when to do so would endanger our own lives or increase our chances of spending serious time in jail.
We continued to take the moral inventory of others, and when they were wrong, we promptly and repeatedly informed them about it.
We sought through complaining and nagging to compel others to submit to our will, asking only that they cave in, knuckle under, and do things our way.
Having had a complete emotional breakdown as a result of these steps, we
blamed it all on our Higher Power, AND THEN WE MOVED TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!