Did You Feel Special Because You Were An Elder or Friend or Family Of?

by minimus 12 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    Otwo, I was raised to believe that being an elder was my purpose. I did experience some jealousy from others because I was the youngest appointed elder in the District. So, some people thought I was wonderful while others would (rightfully) say how can this kid counsel me about my kids and my wife of many years when he has almost no experience?

  • Overrated

    My family was well to do, unfortunately there was alot of elders and others wanting something from my dad. Talk about "green handshakes " where common in our Kingdumb Hall. If you had the means you got appointed or pretty much your way.

  • Phizzy

    I was never an Elder, and certainly never felt special because dad was an Elder, and so were a number of my family.

    It was useful once, a guy had done something to my family, to one of my kids, that I could not let go. The Elders supported me 100%, I was right anyway, but I do think my connections added clout to my case.

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