Like many things in life, experiences can have elements of benefit and detriment.
I studied with a guy who was a childhood diabetic who wasn't expected to live much past the age of 30. Not only did I study with him, but also taught him to read functionally. He got baptized and remained active until he died. He was on dialysis 3 times a week and eventually he started losing body parts to infection. The doctors wanted to give him transfusions to keep him alive for as long as possible (the dialysis damages the blood), but he refused (at the urging of me and other elders). His family was irate with us, as they just wanted their brother/son to live for as long as possible. I don't even know where to begin to look for them to apologize, but my role in that tragedy is something I will never get over.
On the other hand, I think that I was a good influence on young ones in the congregation, helping them to navigate the difficult teenage years. In any event, some of the Dub teachings about showing respect for others and being kind and considerate had a good effect on me and others.
The net experience, however, probably comes out as a deficit and I would apologize to lots of family and others if I could.
Minimus, thanks for the post...it's always good to think about stuff like this.