Nirvana and Green Day help me get through the little time I have left of having to act like a JW...

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  • Chemical Emotions
    Chemical Emotions

    I know it sounds strange, but music not only helped me to realize that the JW world is fugging fugged up, but it helps keep me motivated to fight all urges to "give in" and follow the WTS just becuase it's all I've know. I'm musically talentless but these two bands (and a few others, like Death Cab) have helped me through some rough stuff.

    Books- from young adult author John Green to Kafka to Katherine Patterson- have helped tremendously also.

    My boyfriend has helped most of all.

    But I was wondering: What things help those of you still in the Org, besides family and friends and other relationships (if those helped at all)?

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    Deciding to attend college for the first time after 20 something years have gone by. Just part of my plan to build a new "framework" for myself and my family before pulling the rug entirely from underneath. I'm pretty goddamned smart, and not ashamed of it anymore either!

    As far as music/books, both my wife and I love Rufus Wainwright, which I find funny, since his "lifestyle" should be so despicable to my wife-- but she is not stupid, and she has her own mind. She'll come around.

    Books, have read more academic type books about perception and consciousness... But for fun I have always loved Kurt Vonnegut. His books speak to me now more than ever.

    I also recommend 'Origin of the Brunists' by Robert Coover, about the birth of a strange cult- interesting topic and great writer.

  • jamiebowers

    I love the song, "21 Guns"! Good luck on a hasty exit.

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