PARA: 1975 is coming back to bite them with more of vengance than it did 37 years ago. The kids of the Boomer Generation have watched their parents grow old, screw up their finances and are now at retirement age, but very few had the resources to retire. They will be bitter and that bitterness will grow. The advice to their kids will be "Don't make the same mistake I made, get a career, save for retirement, look after your family".
With that the unthinkable will have happened, while not intended, parents will essentially be telling their kids to "ignore the council of the Faithful and Discrete Slave".
i think this is a very nice summary of what I am witnessing taking place.
A dear friend asked me how to reply to his dad's comments about the "overlapping generation" change. Dad is widowed, 80 years old, an active witness since forever, as were his parents. Dad says "How can this system still be here?!?!?! The guys in Brooklyn must have missed something."
A friend of my parents, a loyal sister in her late 60s/early 70s asks her what she should do since her inactive, apostate son is reaching out to speak to her. The son was never DFd/DAd, but effectively faded without congo action, and clearly has spoke up about TTATT. Because of that his mother has shunned him for years. The son sent an olive branch via his (non-JW) wife saying he will agree to no longer speak out against the WT (at least in her presence) and they would like for her to celebrate their daughter's high school graduation. Yes, what has this faithful sister gotten? OLD. LONELY. Her parents expected to live right into the New World. They're dead. She expected to never grow old -- never go to school -- never graduate from school. Instead, the realitiy is her granddaughter is graduating from school!
Yep, the guys in Brooklyn must have missed something!