...is that it gives me insight into jw circles I'd otherwise never know.
My mother loathes gossip and derives a personal pleasure in shutting jw gossips up. As a family, we belong to that boring side of the congregation which never hear any of the juicy stories on the going-ons in the hall.
This forum however makes it possible to have a REAL panoramic view of the whole thingy. From the GB to bethel, to the elders and their families, to the ninja-pioneer army, and many other cliques in the congregations. Over here there's always someone 'representing' each of those classes in the hall.
It's amazing but at the same time, it's such an obvious rule of life. If you want to have a wholistic view of something, be willing to take a few steps away from it.
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