Jehovah's Witnesses are depressing

by wannabefree 13 Replies latest jw experiences

  • wannabefree

    Learning the truth about my faith as a JW (that it is wrong) actually has resulted in me having a more positive outlook on life, postive about today even though it has its problems.

    But today, speaking with close JW friends (strong Witnesses at that), I find myself hearing nothing but depressed thoughts. When everything you talk about as a witness is how terrible the world is but SOON (for over 100 years) the "New System" will be here ... just hang on ... is it any wonder so many JW's are on anti-depressants?

    It is depressing being surrounded by depressed people.

  • leavingwt

    Yeah, the thought that Jesus is about to slit the throat of tens of millions of Asian babies is DEPRESSING.

  • wannabefree

    leavingwt: I agree. I feel so much better about people in general. What a relief looking at people as fellow humans who display love in their own way without the thought in the back of the mind that they are worldly and soon going to die.

  • designs

    WHAT! Harping on the End Of The World isn't Cheery, you're kidding

  • cult classic
    cult classic

    When I stopped thinking like a witness, my mood increased by a gazillion %

  • cantleave

    I still work with a load of them - I just lock myself in the office and only talk to them when I really have to. They really are NOT the happiest people on earth.

  • will_the_apostate

    cantleave - i love the expression 'happiest people'. most dubs are maladjusted, social misfits, whom suffer from some form of depression

  • designs

    But with enough Zoloft pumping through your system you can be the happiest people on the planet

  • ex-witness

    No matter how many times you say it, over and over, trying to CONVINCE YOURSELF you're happy is like trying to piss up a rope. It's futile and stinks.

    Sadly, JWs don't even realize they're the rope, WTBTS is the piss.

  • EmergedAsMe

    Couldn't agree more... The realization that every conversation I ever had (with Jws) was not "uplifting" (to borrow a WTism) was a catalyst to my exit... I just couldn't take the negativity anymore!!

    I feel so sorry for JWs trapped inside the misery and they don't even realize it.

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