I dont think any of us are glad we grew up in the org. But I was thinking about people who get cancer, and if they are lucky enough to beat it often they will say that they were better for the experience. Before they got cancer they were stressed because they had to work extra hours in a shitty job to make ends meet, the kids were nothing but trouble and they spent their lives wishing that time would go faster, that week would be over, that the year would be over. Cancer took them out of that and changed the way they look at thir family and their preciouse time on this earth.
Being a JW was emotionally cripling, and after coming out I realised how ill adjusted I was to normal life.
But being abnormal gives you a totally differnt perspective to everything. It's kind of like an Irishman coming to Australia and pointing out something perculiar that you never really thought about, but it makes you appreciate it a new way.
It's hard to explain, I dont like what I grew up in, but if someone could magically replace those life memories and perpectives with those of a normal person, I dont think I'd want that. Because I think I find joy in things that others take for granted.
Anyway, do you try put a positive twist on things?