So what types of people actually flourish under the JW regime?

by Julia Orwell 51 Replies latest jw friends

  • Julia Orwell
    Julia Orwell

    I sure as eggs know which types don't:

    Creative types: to do well at a creative industry one must dedicate a lot of time to developing one's talent, and as a JW one simply doesn't have time. Since writing a story or painting a picture doesn't contribute in any way to prestudy, meetings or FS results it's considered useless anyway. The creative spirit whithers while it washes windows.

    Compassionate/kindly types: They get stomped on.

    Obliging people: Get given all the crappy 'privileges' because they're too obliging to say no.

    Family types: it must be so hard to whip the kids into line for every meeting and deprive them of all the fun stuff. Then, you run the risk of having to shun your children when they're older.

    Musical types: Modern music is evil. The music scene is said to be worldly and full of drugs. Also the same points for the other creative types.\

    Itinerants: some people just don't like to settle in one spot. Think of nomadic cultures. But as a JW, you must be attached to a congregation in one spot.

    Generous people: They'll wind up giving their money to a cult rather than to actually helping the needy.

    People eager to please: End up depressed because Jehovah is never pleased, and the org tells you to do more, more more! A person eager to please can never please this mob.

    Academically inclined people: Frustration! University is out, and so is losing yourself in a career that develops your mind.

    Ambitious people: As a JW, you have a 'job' and not a career. You are expected to turn down promotions and not take any opportunities for advancement. Anything challenging takes time and mental energy away from witnessing and meetings.

    Old people: There's no rest in their twilight years as they have to drag their tired bones out in field service and to meetings when they should be chilling in the garden.

    Sporty people: Being a professional athlete is like creativity in that it takes a lot of commitment and development. JWs don't have time for that, nor are they supposed to 'pursue a worldly career' or be 'competitive.'

    And I'm sure there are many more types. The denial of who all the above people are leads to empty, bare lives and depression.

    So which types are there out there who actually do well under the JW regime?

  • prologos

    God's gift to men/woman types,

    Power hungry types, that could not make it in the real world.

  • Julia Orwell
    Julia Orwell

    Thought so.

  • KateWild

    Liars who are controlling ego maniacs love the BOrg. Like my JC love Sam xx

  • Iamallcool

    control freaks

  • Bruja-del-Sol

    Pedophiles , tyrants and people with narcissistic destructive disorders...

  • jemba

    People like my Mum who have no self esteem, gullible, prefer not to make any decisions or have a career and are reliant on others for opinions and beliefs to call their own.

    People like my Dad who want to feel like theyre a good person while wielding a certain power over those who look up to him and pour praise on him.

  • hoser

    Fakes, hypocrites. Those who are shiny on the outside and rotten on the inside

  • nonjwspouse

    I would think someone who has OCD tendancies would thrive in the Borg, as I think they thrive in the military. Order order order. people who crave utside control to replace internal control. Non motivated people who need constant "motivation" to get thtough life. Lonely people who need that " instant" connection with other people. People who are scared of life, and desire the dangling carrot that it will all be over soon and they will gain paradise. Just my current opinion frm all I have read and seen.

  • Frazzled UBM
    Frazzled UBM

    nopnjwspouse has hit it on the head - people who are externally rather than internally directed, which will often correlate to low education levels.

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