I'm just curious how some of the people who have left the orginization for years and years can continually keep up with all the happenings in the orginization? I've been gone about 6 years now at most I go through phases of either wanting to know or not caring, usually it's like a week or two of interest followed by months of not caring at all. I'm just curious how you all can do it? I'd love to study and be ready for when someone comes to my door or a friend has a question for me, but I don't think I'm motivated enough to care, any help here from you guys?
How to Stay Motivated....
You raise a good point.
For me I am just bloody minded and cannot bear that someone can come to my door and preach with such conviction about something they have not thoroughly researched - on that basis I like to challenge and JWs are easy bait.
For me it is because I still have to be associated with the lot.
Also the apparent decline and blind antics of the Society are great validity for those who left everything behind.
When you've been so invested in this group of people, not simply the doctrine, its hard to let friends and family just trail off into the past. I have people I love in this trap and I wonder how they are. I, therefore, like to keep up on any scandals that may arise so that I am informed of the facts. I know they will never get them straight, but the folks here aren't caught up in the holy politics of dubdum.
I don't keep up a daily interest but I do look to see what's up here each day. It takes minutes and then I'm off. I'm not the most prolific poster here.
Consider yourself lucky. I would love to totally forget the whole thing and move on, but can't yet. I look forward to the time when the WTS is a distant memory.
My husband is still in, and makes my son go to meetings and service with him. I need to keep up with what my son is hearing. Also, it's easier to keep the dubs off my back if I'm somewhat informed about what's happening in the org (latest 'tract campaign', any special announcements...)
I'd also love to close the door on this cult and never think about them again, but I can't yet. Plus, I love seeing new people sign up here!