Nice piece you have written and yes it's a journey of discovery to get to the point when you appreciate differences rather than judge people on them. Rich tapestry yada yada and all.
But I have to say the whole born ins vs converts rivalry always bothered me when I was in.
Is that like jew vs gentile, bloodline/birthright vs peasant stock?
Does that turn into christian ex-jw vs athiest ex-jw once we become ex-jw?
I hated the snobbery of JW land and I still hate snobbery.
I remember for a few years there they would introduce speakers on the then DCs as ".... Third generation JW Bro So and So will now ....... " ugh give me a break!! Jws have got to be snobs of the worst kind.