Since leaving the jw religion,what can you say that you have learned about life/people in a positive way that you probably would have never experienced
if you had remained a witness ?
My story is regarding this :
My Mom died 5 years ago, and was a jw for 30 years. My parents moved out of state, but still remained close to quite a few members of their hall.
After she died, only 5 people sent a card. Only one couple stopped off to talk about what happened. I completely lost respect for the people that I thought were "friends" over the years. Since I left, I promised myself that I would attend every visitation / funeral of anyone or their relatives that i knew during my life. Over the years, I have reconnected with old school friends, distant relatives, and just associates that I hardly knew.
This has been a real eye opener for me because it showed me how important it is for the survivors to have closure, and people attending the funeral really do help them out.
It may sound somewhat fatalistic learning such a valuable lesson by focusing on funerals, but that is when people are at their lowest both emotionally and
I have developed a completely new viewpoint regarding the coldness and hard-headedness of the jw religion regarding death. There is a whole aspect of human emotion that is closed off because of their beliefs. And I'm very embarrassed to say that I went along with it for over 25 years