There are thousands of people there for sure. I too was living that life for many years myself.
Going through all the motions knowing things were just not right. Yet so afraid of the consequences of leaving the only world I knew. Your body is there, yet your heart and mind are just are not there anymore.
Back when I too was PIMO, I would just stand in the back of the kingdom hall and look around at all those people sitting there. No one seemed to have a smile on their faces. They were tired too. The years of waiting for the coming destruction so that they/we could finally be happy in the promised paradise had taken its toll. Just how long can you keep sprinting towards the goal line that they seem to keep moving into the distant future?
Yes there were very few really happy people at the Kingdom Hall. Most everyone was "Just hanging in there." We were waiting for.....pie in the sky when you die!
As they say. "Nothing stays the same."
I was the guy in the Ed Sullivan show spinning all those plates on the end of the sticks. Finally the day came and I had to step back, no longer having the strength to keep the plates going...and of course they came crashing down.
When this happened instead of despair, I felt an over whelming sense of relief. There was lost of course.
Yes to my surprise my life didn't end but of course my world had forever changed after taking the "red pill."
So the question is, when do you go from PIMO to POMO or Physically out and mentally out.
Only you can answer that question.
Yet the day will come for many when the plates will no longer spin....
Then your day of freedom will be at hand.
My heart goes out to all of you who are still in the grips of this organization. For I was there too.