remember JWs talking about crime, the alleged energy shortage, pollution, war, earthquakes, bad morals, etc. and saying there was no way this system could last longer than a few more years. I remember one brother who was a teacher with a master's degree in education. He went back to school to get a doctorate in education. JWs gossiped about him saying the that end was so near he probably wouldn't finish his schooling. He finished, got a good job, and has been retired for probably at least ten years
I remember too, It happened.