The only thing I miss about not being an elder is the platform. I am good at it and am probably a bit addicted to hearing my own voice. I got a buzz out of having an audience in my hand.
Now, the only time I do this is with Min School talks and some answers. I am very careful to not compromise my none-JW principles when doing this. I find an angle that is vaguely relevant, entertaining and slightly undermining. The dyed in the wool r & f nod sagely as they always do. Those that are aware can see what I am doing. It is a challenge though. I always get all sorts of pats on the back after the meeting, I always wonder how long it will be before I am rumbled.
Does anyone else try to walk this line or am I alone?