blondie-The important thing to them is the CARROT, everlasting life on a paradise earth in good health surrounded by your loved ones. Nothing gets in the way of that, they will endure just about anything for that promise.
Thank you, Blondie for putting up with reading this stuff weekly...I know I could not.
As far as the above is concerned, I wonder how much of this really is just fear, not hope. Most JWs that live "normal" lives I think care less about some future world that they deep down know does not exist. That thinking is mostly reserved for those that have nothing to begin with, (which of course, is why WT tries very hard to keep people uneducated and in a desperate state). However for the "normal" majority, I believe they are simply too fearful of what might happen if they open their eyes.