I hope you stayed in college and got a good job afterwards and ignored that brother who wanted you to drop out!
So many JWs are now at or reaching retirement age and some of them fell for the nonsense that they didn’t need a career or plan for their future because ‘Armageddon’ was supposed to come before they got old.
I might be tempted to feel sorry for these Witnesses if they hadn’t treated me like Typhoid Mary in the congregations because I was THAT sister with the full time job. I was pretty much panned in the local congregations - until in later years one or two elder’s darlings got a job. Then it was okay. But, it wasn’t okay that I did.
Well, I held onto my job until retirement over four years ago and I’m so grateful I ignored the cruel people who labeled or ignored me. It has been over eighteen years that I have ‘faded’ from the JW religion. But, if I were still there I’m sure I would be targeted to give money to some of these people who never wanted to work. Let them ask their ‘spiritual’ friends instead.