The part which you pointed out is just the greatest defect/flaw of the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses.
I told my Dad that the only message from the Bible worth anything is the message of love. He actually agreed with me. Not sure he understands the gravity of what he agreed with.
Well, interestingly, in the Japanese language, a "nerve/sensitivity" (shin-kei) is written as a "channel of God" using the kanji.
Therefore, our nerve gets sick (nervous breakdown, nervous disease) when we give priority to "the opinion of the Governing Body" over "our own feelings", IMO.
I love how this connects. There is a wonderful harmony in it.