I was asked last Sunday, after a meeting that I attended with my wife, by a good friend if I believed that these were indeed the "last days". What prompted his question was the public talk given by a young man that I have known since he was 7 years old and is now an elder at 30.
The talk made mention several times that we are 'definitely' living in the "last days". I assume that the expression "last days" was prominent in the outline.
I hope that he way I answered my friend's question jump started his thinking. I told him that we need to take into account the definition of the word 'day' or 'days' according to the way the wt defines 'days'. If the "last days" began in 1914, as the wt teaches, then the end could really be thousands of years into the future. After all, a thousand years is but 1 day to jehober. And with all the "overlapping generations" (lol) and the "new light" (lol) yet to be revealed, I'm sure the sure that there is an explanation. (or an excuse)