There was a time when a Witness would PROUDLY tell others that they were Jehovah's Witnesses. Now, more JWs skirt away from expressing what they are and who they represent. In the old days, you could comment at a meeting and express the research you did on a subject. Now, they want canned answers, sticking only to the words in the paragraph.
Years ago, Witnesses would tell all they knew about Bible chronology. They would explain intricate Bible prophecy and their meanings.
Now, JW's seem content to just go through the motions. They seem tired. They have no more real vim and vigor. The oldsters have lost that gleam in their eyes. The vast majority of younger ones are in the religion simply because their parents are.
Longtime elders are tired. Many good men are no longer elders because they could not measure up to the Organization's extremely high standards. Some have forfeited their families in order to retain their positions.
Where will it all go from here??