Is it possible to do all that is required as a Witness?
If one were to put down on paper all that is required to carry out, both with secular work and a good spiritual routine, is it even possible to do all that one is "supposed" to do?
A basic routine includes:
Theocratic Ministry School/Service meeting+preparation
Book Study + Preparation
Public Talk/Watchtower + Preparation
1 magazine a week
1 family study
service Saturday morning, possibly Sunday/ midweek evening
If one is an elder, add:
Meeting part preparation
Other Christian Duties include:
Visiting the sick
Add daily routine:
Home/Vehical repairs (unexpected occurances)
This is just a sample. It appears the routine will inevitably cause everyone to "fail" at doing what they are "required". Everyone wants to do more, but cannot even do what is required.
It is this routine, and constant failure that has lead to much of the depression in the truth. Perhaps lack of attention, especially to children of elders who have an unusually heavy load, leads to the unusually high amount of elder's children going astray. I believe the excessive amount of time spent in coffee shops on Saturday morning is due to a lack of time to show hospitality on other occasions.
It is no wonder why so many people feel as if they are on a hampster wheel. Always running, but not really getting anywhere, except getting tired. People feel that they can never do enough. The truth of the matter, is they never will.