I grew up in a jw family. I was the youngest, and I never really felt like my questions were answered in a satisfying way, so i kind of gradually faded and I was thankfully never baptized (hooray for me). I kept going to family study time until i was about 27 (! my dad loved these things) but at this point I stopped, and I told my family that I didn't believe in the same as them. My dad is a controlling alcoholic, my mum brainwashed in general, my sister believes this stuff, but my brother doesn't quite. He was baptized so he is trying to fade without it being noticed, and my family doesn't really know except me.
I have quite a few friends" on facebook from my childhood and growing up, and it is strange for me today to see this all from the outside. Posts that say stuff that is just blatantly not true, ignoring facts and just generally being very gullible and not researching things they post (not just religious things but everything else, this is true for a lot of them and it's weird to me how they are getting to be in their 30s (my age group) and up to their 70s and still as gullible and living in their own world).
So, QUESTION! The other day two of these women both posted a video of an elderly couple, the old lady had alzheimers and the old man was taking care of his wife and being adorable. A lovely thing to see. But underneath one of the women commented that yes, even if that was lovely, "the sad truth was that once the alzheimer sets in properly, it'll all be so sad" followed up by a shocking (to me) "I am so glad we don't have to grow old in this world before the new world comes!". The other woman agreed and said something along the lines of "yes, aren't we lucky, I can't wait, hope it comes tomorrow <3"
Okay, so what the... Is this the thing now? Do they think people in their 30's won't grow old and that the new world will be here before that? Really? I am so confused. Is this a common belief now with the JW?