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?
Welcome to the club!
When I started meeting and conversing with genuinely educated people I suddenly realized I HAD WASTED MY INTELLECT ON GARBAGE!
It is the educational equivalent of eating five McDonald's cheeseburgers everyday for 20 years and thinking you are fit and trim!
I had to start all over and clean out my brain. I threw out my JW concepts and mopped up the false definitions and set about relearning everything from scratch!
It has taken me another 20 years to repair the damage. That is why I'm so pissed off at the Watchtower. They made me feel like I knew the most important information in the Universe.
Turns out it was tainted meat in due season!
I had to read about science, math, physics, history and philosophy to clean up my act.
Without a firm foundation intellectually it doesn't matter how quick or talented your brain is. You have to have good data to work with!
Sounds like you are well on your way to spring cleaning!