In which ways do you still think or act like one of Jehovah's Witnesses?

by The wanderer 13 Replies latest jw friends

  • The wanderer
    The wanderer
    In what ways do you still think or act like one of Jehovah's Witnesses?

    Last night, some co-workers invited me to watch Monday Night Football at a
    local area bar. The usual drinking, smoking (an outdoor bar) and carrying
    on were featured—including a near bar fight. All of a sudden, there were
    flashback reminders. "Bad association spoils useful habits" and flashbacks
    of old Watchtower study material which were mentally recalled.

    Does this or did this ever happen to you?

    I am not sure what to make of this, and whether or not this is a protection
    as we were once taught or some kind of psychological mind game that
    is going on within my person. My question related to this topic is simple:
    Have you ever reverted back to thinking like a Jehovah's Witnesses again?
    If so, what did it mean in your particular case?

    This question could prove to be useful to hundreds of individuals
    please expand to this discussion by adding your thoughts.


    The Wanderer

  • dvw

    i'am still cheap

  • Kudra

    I judge people.

    I get clannish and only hang out with my "circle of friends" -like only folks in MY lab or in MY running group...

  • Nancy Drake
    Nancy Drake

    sometimes when i get really really scared i still say 'jehovah jehovah jehovah'.

    shhh....don't tell anyone. :(

  • monkeyshine

    I think I'm always right.

  • garybuss

    I still have a tendency to defer pleasure.

  • parakeet

    I'm sometimes overly quick to criticize and judge people if they don't live up to my expectations. Although, to be fair, that may be as much an inborn personality trait as a JW acquisition.

  • Hecklerboy

    When watching TV shows on the End Times and The End of the World or just see bad things on the news, I'll get a quick flash of "Will I die at Armageddon?"

    Then I realize it's just my old JW habits coming out. Heck I don't even think there will be an Armageddon.

  • jayhawk1

    I still drive a 4 door car.

  • Nowman

    I do not feel I act like a JW at all now, but in the beginning, 15 years ago, when I was 18, I was very excited about my freedom, but found that when I was put in a situation...for example, I was at a small party with a girlfriend from Highschool, we were the only girls. I felt completely out of place and uncomfortable like "I shouldn't be here in this situation". Not that I didn't love the boys, I was just used to JW boys...Also, when I 1st left, I felt very scared of having sex. I had my 1st serious boyfriend, he was very patient, but I did not have sex with him until 4-1/2 months later, I still had this feeling like I was so immoral...then it went

    To this day, I still say and do some things that are possibly contributed to being a JW growing up. Certain words I use, or the way I speak, or maybe how happy I am, which is because I appreciate my freedom everyday.


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