Saltheart Foamfollower of all the great response's to your post...... Millie's stands out!
I think we are all on the same page concerning being PIMO.
But I think your POV is about being Emotionally In.
We have been throwing in the expression of cult mind control when maybe it's less than that. Some of these Cults have become high control religions like the Moonies, the Mormons etc. others blew themselves up like the Peoples Temple at Jonestown or the Branch Dravidian's at Waco.
The Jehovah's Witnesses are not Jonestown or the Branch Dravidians. Though in their way re the ban on blood they can be as dangerous.
The Jehovah's Witnesses are more like Tupperware or Amway sales people. They meet regularly and build each other up to be able to carry on.
At a JW Assembly you get the full force of group think, Where just about everyone is on the same page, standing in prayer or singing together accepting whatever crap is being said from the podium.
Singing together and praying together creates a sense of unity and reinforcement.
Lets deconstruct this at a lower level. A football fan base, American football or Soccer. A particular team......... maybe you were a born in or converted.
There's a dress code when you attend pub parties or their actual games. Your fellow fans are united in their support, they disparage the other team. They roar with pleasure when their team scores. They mourn if they lose the game.
Its certainly a different experience viewing at home especially by yourself.
At an Assembly and to a lesser degree the KH.......... you are a part of things as long as you remain a fan. You don't have to like the team management or some ego driven players who are not near as good as they think they are. The team is a physical symbol of yourself.
On some level you can identify with this team and support it, it's a part of your life.