Have we ever noticed how witnesses are constantly being told that
life is something that needs to be "ENDURED", rather that "ENJOYED"?
is always so tough, so hard, so difficult in "these last days".
"Persecution and Trials abound". "Worldly people and opposers" are
always trying to make things hard for "Jehovah's people" etc...
is not promoted as something to be ENJOYED now, but rather just to be
put up with, until "the real life" occurs in the "paradise".
It must mess with the minds of witnesses??
It is more noticeable with high demand, controlling groups like the WT, but Christianity in general promotes that sense of wrongness with life around you. As some other people mentioned in another post, according to Christianity (and the WT is not an exception to that) we are born in sin and therefore, our own mere existence makes us deserving of dying. Also, when you add their black and white mentality, that is, you are either for them or against them, if you enjoy something, they cannot see it as something that you are enjoying, but rather as being "weak", "wordly", "loving the world", etc.
Life itself and the world is not in black and white. People are not good/bad, life is not great/horrible. Life is made of a number of places, events and people who cross your path in a good/bad way, but it never stops. While there's a wonderful perfect day in Florida, we're buried in snow in New York. It never is all good and all bad.
Therefore, it's a mistake to look and take life as something that one has to recover from. If you concentrate in the bad that life brings, you will find it, same thing if you concentrate in the good.