in some workplaces, colleagues are actively discouraged or even forbidden to socialize. What is the rationale behind this?
For centuries, the Roman church has discouraged priests and nuns from having "particular" friends. I am not sure to what extent bethHELLites are so discouraged.
In Witchtower World, socializing is now very controlled, with little or no allowance made for spontaneous fun.
It has become common for people to stay behind after the Book Study, drink coffee, cake and talk. God forbid! They are getting to know each other!! hence the move to the Kingdumb Hell which is coming up.
The WT has already said in an article that we can "Get to know each other" by going out in field circus - but they suggest that only spiritual things are discussed, such as articles in the magazines.
As a result of the isolation of members, though in a crowd, each one becomes more clonelike, and less likely to express individuality or ask challenging questions.
I am convinced that many witlesses only ever see each other in spritual activities. If they have no "worldlings" as friends, this makes it even harder to escape.
This trend is all part of Jaraszs plan to increase the stranglehold on the very souls of the Witlesses.
I wonder if anybody else sees it this way?