After exactly 1 year on discovering JWD and working through emotions, feelings etc, I feel the need to relate this.
As a witness I really believed I was smart. I believe I must have had a high IQ. That I knew so many more things then others. I believed that I was more intelligent then a lot of people in my congregation.
BANG... Real world. It turns out I am as average in my intelligence as the rest of the population. That there is a whole lot more important things that i know nothing about. I am learning constantly. So why? What actually went on?
- Was I perhaps too much of an independent thinker in the congregation which is why I felt the difference?
- Was I just full of myself in a typical JW behaviour and I've since realised my limitations?
- Anything else?
- Am I alone? Did anyone else feel like this?