Do you ever revisit the old JW ways of thinking, and then compare it to the complete freedom that you have now? I do. Do you remember judging and fearing the everyday activities of the people around you? Remember that dread of restating "your" position on holidays every few weeks, knowing you would just end up further alienated from coworkers? Having to dress up for the endless, thankless meetings and field service? How about wasting days off from work to attend the district convention, usually during the best weather of the summer? Ugh.
Take a minute once in a while to smell the roses if you have made the break. We can finally RELAX! We are free to fit in, even (gasp!) associate with whomever we choose. We spend our time away from the job just how we see fit, in ways that actually do our lives some good. We can perceive the underlying goodness that flows through most people, and our own inner goodness has been freed to be used in ways of our own choosing, no longer devoured by the insatiable succubus known as "sacred service". Spring and summer are on the way here in the Northern Hemisphere, and not one of our minutes need be wasted in the name of a false religious publishing company. I fart in your general direction, Watchtower Society.