newchapter - yeah, I remember all the notebooks and the like. You know, though the things I did do was watch the reactions of everyone who was supposedly "engrossed". ZERO. It was more like....
"I'm a pretty teenie, and I'm going to announce the fact by getting up and marching about every 15 minutes"
"Baby, baby,baby...I have to monitor and fiddle with baby, baby crap"
"I know I'm grossly obese, but I really, really have to shove more food in my pie-hole because this yummy spiritual food coming into my bone-head is making me hongry"
"I'm an important serious brother who is going to count everyone, or stand in the back or do ANYTHING but listen to this garbage because I really LOVE JEHOVAH"
"I'm a rebellious teen who's going to predictably wear something to make a statement. Oh, yeah. That statement's been made a BILLION times before, but I'm going to make it anyway."
"Looky! I have a beard!...I can grow a BEARD! Yayeee!!"
It was all so damned predictable after a time...
Oh, and what kind of thinking were these marketing gurus enaging in by getting really unfortunately ugly obese brothers and sisters up on the stage as examples of those putting kingdom interests first by pioneering????
I can see the reaction of any "young people" as they "ask"...
"Do I want to be like THAT? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!"