In the past, I was pretty idealistic. I believe this is what attracted me to the witnesses' idea of a perfect paradise on earth. I was a teenager when I first was contacted by them and quite disillusioned with life. Suddenly there was a perfect fix for everything.
With experience, people tend to lose some of that idealistic thinking. I see a lot of posters on here who left the witnesses after many years. How much of this do you think can be acredited to just growing up mentally and thinking through the many flaws in their teachings?
So, were/are you idealistic? Did it play into your belief in the jws' paradise/utopia?