Giving them a report of your activity is an acknowledgement of their authority in your life. So is speaking to elders and answering their questions when you would really rather not. As long as you give them any authority in your life they will play it for all it's worth. Many have spent years trying to fade, only to have elders start hounding them years later. Then they get shunned anyway by family and friends. Is it worth it to simply delay the inevitible? Or is it better to sieze your freedom and destroy their delusions of power in your life? Freedom has always come at a price - that's nothing new. I, personally, would not trade my freedom or self respect for the cheap sort of conditional love the Watchtower cultists offer.