Being raised a j-dumb wasn't all bad for me. Thank Jeehobo that we lived far away from the KH! Most weekends I just played with my robots and super hero toys. I even had some cool G.I Joe action figures, I just had to promise not to use the guns to kill other action figures, monsters were allowed to be shot on sight. LOL!
Edit: My biggest regret is that education was forbidden. I wish my worldly Father would have made higher-education a goal. Even so, there is no guarantee that my life would be better than it is now.
I wonder sometimes, "What are the odds that I was born as me? Why and how was I ( the worst possible fit for a JW ) raised as a dub? Is it a cosmic joke?"
As far as living eternally, past lives included, maybe it's true. The existence of this Universe, whether planned or purely random, is awesome. We are all connected because we are all made of the same stuff. I've also heard some scientist speak of everything being connected; all points in space and time are connected. Who knows? I do remember many times as a child asking myself, "What if this is not real? What if "Satan" isn't the bad guy? Can I alter my "reality"??
One thing that we all know for sure, is that the WTBTS is full of shit. They are delusional, they are dishonest, they do not represent any loving Deity if such a creature exists. They have no special insight when it come to anything "spiritual", at best they are simply repeating the already recycled dogma of the past. They are the "blind leading the blind."