If you were raised a Jehovah's Witness ... would it be better to:
1. Stay in the organization and continue to be controlled. The years will be spent earning your salvation into "paradise earth" without cease. Your relationships will be conditional and superficial. The constant bombardment of fear may eventually lead to depression. Overall, you believe yourself to be happy within the conformity of the Society. In a nutshell, your whole life will be decided for you.
Pros: The illusion of being in the "Truth" and the award of living forever in a paradise earth.
Cons: You'll never know when the works will ever be enough to earn salvation. Burn-out. Exhaustion. Depression.
2. Leave the organization and start thinking for yourself. Adjust to the hard reality of the situation that everything you've been told was a lie. Lose all contacts with friends and family within the organization. The constant shunning may eventually lead to depression or suicide. Get therapy. Attend support groups. Read Crisis of Conscience. Celebrate holidays. Emotional guilt-trips. Overall, you believe yourself to be happy knowing you are no longer in a high-control cult. In a nutshell, you will make your own decisions.
Pros: Free will.
Cons: Loss of family and friends. You may self-destruct due to the effects of being indoctrinated. Depression.