Yeah, the more I think about it the more examples I can come up with. People that I meet walking the dog, or while sitting in a bar. The feeling really is one of immediate friendship most of the time with most people. I'm not sure how much that's skewed by my past cult experience and never really having a friendship based on true appreciation for another person's unique attributes, or if normal people feel this way too but regardless it's such amazingly strong evidence of how toxic the JW world is and how truly good most people are.
We can get bogged down on this forum getting sucked in to the toxic black cloud of the cult, going over all the lies, deception, and abuse that comes out of it. That's certainly important, all that needs to be exposed, but I started this wanting to get a little more positivity in here, especially for those that might still be struggling. I'm so pleased that so many have had such a similar experience of what it's like to be 'in the world.' Leaving the cult really is worth the costs, a hundred times over.