I guess somehow, I believed that much
more people than this would be passively resisting the society. It is one thing
to be quiet in order to avoid being looked down upon or even reproved. Yet, it
is quite another to participate actively in all this. Both the people volunteering
and the people giving them praises!
I’m just surprised by the amount of
support they are all getting, even from those praising the volunteers. Unless
many who do not even believe that crap just go with the flow and actually
praise the volunteers without believing it.
For instance, my dad (ministerial servant)
once told me: “Son, pioneers get all the praises and that’s fine. But most of
us don’t want to be them. Most elders and ministerial servants aren’t pioneers.
Why? Because we provide for the families and even, from time to time, for those
pioneers! Don’t be a looser, go to school!
So, I sat there, hearing my Dad make
talks about pioneering straight out of high school and at home, he was telling
me the exact opposite.
But then again, I put myself in anyone’s
shoes: What would I do if a brother told me in field service: “Hey I spent
two weeks at Warwick!”? Can someone simply ignore that? Or respond with: “Oh
that is nice.”, and change the subject? Or even ask: “Why?” If you do that to a
volunteer, I suspect the conversation will become very ackward and you will land in that second school with two elders in no
What I am saying is that we could be
surprised by the amount of people that appear to be supporting all this and in
their heart, they don’t.