There are many people that get their wake up call one way or another.
For me, I was bored and went to Netflix. On there was a documentary called, "Religulous". I watched it and that started my search. IF you haven't watched it yet, I highly recommend it.
I was raised a JW and I always wished I was able to find "the truth" on my own, vs being born into it. Well, I got my wish! Not the wish I thought of at the time but I was able to learn the truth on my own. Except it was that religion is a snare and a racket!