Another thread got me thinking of this issue.
i don't think you'll ever come across a set of people with such a skewed and twisted outlook on life.
My memory serves me well when I recall a sort of blood lusting excitement over things like the 9/11 atrocities. In fact I remember JW's describing the event as 'sad but exciting.' 🙁
I don't think I've ever met a set of people who thrive on bad news. Earthquakes, terrorism, wars, etc. Never will you come across such strange and quite frankly, disturbing glee as these things unfold in news stories.
On a personal level though, it reflects even more badly on them. Jehovah's Witnesses DO NOT want to hear that you're doing great in life. Even within the congregations, they were never happier than if someone was going through the mill, sinning or suffering some other problem. It's as if it feeds their persecution complex. As if they NEED bad news. As if it validates their world view.
Over the years I've attended funerals and other JW functions. The look of utter confusion on their faces as you swagger in, confidently and without sorrow. It's as if you are required to play the role of 'lost sheep' on those occasions. All beaten by the 'wicked world' and disconsolate.
In conversation they probe you. Fishing for something, ANYTHING that may affirm to them that your decision to leave the organisation was a bad one.
But what an indictment on a set of people! What a strange way to live your life. A strange outlook. A strange perspective.
The best thing you can do is to live a good, productive life. Believe me, they hear about it. You don't need to go about bragging. Shouting 'I'M HAPPY' from the rooftops. Just live your life. Your productive and happy existence will have them scratching their heads as they look around at how many problems exist in the 'spiritual paradise.'