There is a movie on right now called School Ties- starring Brendan Fraser. The movie is about a "Jewish" boy who goes off to a WASP college, but hides his Jewish background from his friends and girlfriend. He becomes very popular and accepted by them, until his friends find out he is Jewish. After that they all turn their backs on him and he is treated like an outcast, losing both his friends and girlfriend.
This movie reminds me of when I went off to college. Had a college girlfriend in a soroity, and was very popular in the fraterity I was joining. Somehow it got out that I had a JW background. Like Brendan Fraser in the movie, I soon lost my girlfriend, and my so-called "brothers" in the fraternity. Eventually, I was voted out. It was obvious that it was because of the "JW" label.
Has anybody here had a similar experience of trying to fit in, but your JW past came back to haunt you? Since I left for good back in 1995, I'm very careful to not let anybody in my career field know that I am a former JW. Proud to now be an X-JW, but I think people can still stigmatize you as a JW even though you have nothing to do with the religion.
It's nice to come here and be a part of a group that shares the same background.
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