My first awakening was when I was in my early teens, sitting in a public talk given by my uncle, it was about the GB/144K being the only channel to god, question popped into my head, how do they know? what makes them believe that they could ever be the only ones? arrogant was a word in my head that would not go away.
That lead to me to not ever wanting to make any advancement, only ever gave token service, most 2 hours a month, missed as many meetings as I could, never answered in meetings.
And yet I thought there was some truth there & I also thought in the back of my mind if there was a true religion it would be the borg.
I stopped attending completely in 2002 in my early/mid 40s, and yet I was not fully awake until 2009 when I had some personal issues that made me think I should return (all of 5 seconds) but I considered why am I thinking this way? that made me do a google search that bought me here & silent lambs, this was my true awakening that put any thought of returning & that they jws are a straight out cult.