I understand that the number of people who join the WT is roughly equal to the number of people who leave. There's a small difference, overall, but in some countries the number of those leaving might even be slightly above the number of those joining. And this has been a problem for ever.
I would like some insight into the minds of those who stay in, not because of family reasons, not because of fear, old age, parental control, but because they really believe the scam. Seeing all those friends you grew up with leaving, seeing how it is nearly futile to try to convert anyone else, seeing time go by without the allegedly imminent end coming, et cetera, all that should make the hard core ones think. Those who have been in longer have also had a longer exposure to the outside world, and, therefore, have had more time to compare their own small hell with life outside. So, what gives? I wonder why it is that they just won't wake up. Any insights, anyone?