A sister I know went out with the C.O.'s wife in service recently. Sister C.O. offered that she is frequently depressed and cries privately.
Meanwhile, her husband privately expresses dissatisfaction that so many rich brothers flaunt their wealth while preaching no college
and theocratic poverty to others. Meanwhile, many of the elders I know seem as weak and worn out as the publishers they are supposed
to lead. Surprizingly, many of these men are utterly dominated by their wives, to a degree that would seem unusual even in the 'world'.
I also have to wonder if C.O.'s generally have to 'be nice' - because cracking the whip may motivate some to just quit - or deepen the
do nothing pretense that widely prevails. Cutting the 'dead wood' only works if you have new growth to take its place and I don't see
much of that. Get rid of that internet porn and video game and run the mikes and maybe we'll appoint you, brother!
Their facade maintainence comes at an ever higher price, these days.