Question, are you open to and enjoy doing critical research ?
As a trades person with little education other than being a high school vocational graduate in machine shop tech. 1980 and now a small business owner I find proper research to be essential. Love to read and dig deep on any processes and or piece of machinery that can be useful to our endeavours. This and my manifold car motorcycle mountain bike projects and hobbies. Safe to say I'm hands on and have a thirst for knowledge.
This very thirst for knowledge is how I became entangled with the Jehovahs Witnesses for close to ten years in my late thirties. And to be honest the few times in my life that I decided to forgo proper due diligence were the times I got taken in. I think this has to do with my trusting and somewhat gullible nature if I'm not attentive, so in my case research is imperative. A fool and his money soon part ways.
Having being criticised often during my younger years for being quiet and more conservative than most probably contributed to the feelings of low self esteem I often felt then, so the few times I went with the crowd in the spirit of efficiency and wanting to fit in were my undoing in certain situations.
Having read most material on Jehovahs Witnesses I can now see how I was manipulated and taken in. I find this applies to politics as well.
I'd like to know the real reason people get so bent out of shape over here on this site for simply mentioning sources that can be counter to the majorities opinion and get labelled Left or Right ?
After all this use of "Left" or "Right" seems to be a stopper and is used very much in the same way as the WT uses 'The World' or 'Those in Good Standing' etc. Black and white thinking common to cults.