When I was younger, I saw things as a young, inexperienced man. I THOUGHT I knew it all, but time would prove otherwise. I believed that as long as you accepted "Mother's" counsel, then everyone should just follow Jehovah's Organization's guidance.
I realized some Witnesses actually loved that thought, that it's either black or white. If they are TOLD WHAT TO DO, they like that!
But as the years went by, I realized there are plenty of exceptions to the rules. And who are we, to judge another? There's no need to be tough on the flock. People are quite often KILLING themselves to do things as directed by the GB and the elders. They need a break!
The last few years of being an elder was difficult because I could clearly see the BS like never before. Rather than be overly restrictive with people, I was a lot more understanding of what people were going through.
Unfortunately, the Watchtower Society does not want elders to be truly kind hearted men. They want men who will whip the sheep into shape.
I'm glad that I can clearly see the truth about the "Truth".