"See, I told you so!!"
A thought occurred to me that most humans (whether they like to admit it or not) love to take a firm and proud stance on something, and LOVE to be able to say to others "See, I told you so!"
This arrogance creates a proud and determined mindset to make people dig their heels in on a stance they have taken - all in the hope that they can one day be proven right, and therefore prove someone else wrong.
So it is with most Witnesses. They are so desperate to be proven correct after all they have invested in their faith, and they have a keen desire to say "See I told you so!"
They want to be able to shout this at all who leave "the truth" , or all "worldly" people who reject their message.
The GB even promote such arrogance if you think about it.
But it is so sad that all these ones will go to their graves never knowing how much they wasted their lives in a vain attempt to arrogantly and proudly stick to their flawed convictions.
Personally, I'm happy to admit when I'm wrong. I admit that I do not have the answers to everything, nor do I have the right to expect that everyone else should accept my views on things. I'm happy to learn and grow and have facts presented to me, as are all of us here on this forum.
The greatest tragedy is that so many witnesses miss out on living just because they desperately want to be able to say "I told you so!"
"See, I told you so!"
I agree. In fact, during my early days after leaving, when I felt alone and needed support and couldn't find it, those are the words that always came to mind (in my parent's voice).
On my tombstone I will write:
"See I told you so; I really was sick." or "See I told you so, I am not going to live forever."
People don't want to die, and religion feeds on this. If I don't believe with confidence, and look for those "See I told you so" moments to justify my position, I have to start facing the ever present fear that there is no God, and that when I die its all she wrote.
Most people choose confidence, arrogance and "See I told you so" even in the face of cognitive dissonance scenarios.