Let me just say from the beginning I am not a bitter ex Jehovah's Witness. I am simply a kid from back in the 70's - 80's who was completely enmeshed in it, leaving in 1984 after a sham marriage rushed by social and peer pressure within a congregation. It took two years of a horrible personal relationship to accept that for 20 years I was misled. But I took alot out of it too. So no hard feelings.
Did you know that while the rest of us children were being taught to not pursue higher education or learning, the powers that be in Brooklyn were sending and paying for particular young people to attend colleges, in order to secure it's company structure? This was a huge surprise to me and a big letdown, as I was made to feel guilty about accepting grants and assistance for my own journey. The hypocrasy nearly made me collapse in anger when I learned of this.
It was control of the highest order and I feel bad for what has to be hundreds of thousands of bright, articulate children out there who did not get their opportunity because their parents were being lied to.