Being born a couple years after 75 I missed that whole tirade but as long as I can remember going to the meetings/CA's/DC's etc it has always been "a few years away."
I knew an elder that was one for 36+ years and he invested all of his money in stocks and bonds. The guy is a millionaire now. Smart guy really. Makes you wonder how much he really "believed" in the first place.
Here I was brought up to not worry about a career, dont bother going to college (which I did anyway, good thing) don't worry about a wife, or kids, wont ever get old (was told I wouldn't see 25 in this system) and don't worry about saving for retirement.
What a crock. I'm glad I never went to bethel or got appointed past being a reg pioneer. Looking back, all of the time "in" was a shallow life with shallow relationships.