E'Man, Seems to me that some people come here to get help, some to give help, but I have to say that most folk, IMHO, come here just because they have something in common with a good many of the folk here.
True, and I have fitted into all these catagories at some time or the other. I know that you left the WTS many eons ago Mike and have made a good life for yourself and bought great happiness to your friends and family, as have many others. It is also outrageous that your JW family still treat you as a DF'd person after all this time. However, were you to come to the Board after exiting the WTS for a decade or two and still be spitting fire and bitterness it might spell dysfunction.
We cannot fight yesterdays battles today. I remember a few years ago a military friend of mine took me to 'The Pathfinders' club in London. You may remember that the RAF Pathfinders had the onorous and very dangerous task of finding the targets over Germany during WWII. A camaraderie developed between them for obvious reasons. It struck me as very sad that all those years later these gentlemen would sit recounting the same war-time tales to the same people, an obviously repetative scenario for them. I only hope that I do not become an XJW Pathfinder....lol
Take care Mike - HS