I so rarely post but read this forum every day. I was reading my latest copy of Playboy. That is what I subscribed to after my Watchtower and Awake ran out
There is a quote here that just really summed up how I feel and how I am sure a lot of you here feel about being raised JW. It is from novelist Armistead Maupin. He was talking about his being gay and hiding it BUT the remainder of the quote is significant to how I feel:
"My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it so long. (here is the part that applies) I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short."
We surrendered our youth out of fear. Just something I wanted to share with you all.
Hope all are doing well!