A.A. as described in The Big Book, The 12 Traditions and 12 Steps is simply a framework. There is nothing living about these things. They are the first principles laid down as foundational stones. We A.A.’s or members of A.A. are as living stones formed over this framework. It is a framework that is inhabited by personalities. Sometimes these personalities that inhabit the framework grow strong in their own self interests. Not all of those individuals are healthy and sometimes hurt other people along the way to achieve their self interests.