The problem is JWs don’t realize they’re screwing up their future! This pertains to Witnesses who burn bridges of relationships with non-JW families AND also those JWs not working to prepare for their retirement.. Both things are a mistake.
JWs are caught up in the emotion of the moment, peer support, social gatherings. But, time passes, people move away or pass away - and suddenly the reality of what they have done or NOT done is there. Witnesses are probably feeling High and Mighty and a little arrogant when they decide to cut off so-and-so.
Even thought I’m out of the JWs many years, those Oxygen TV specials are a real eye-opener as to what I walked away from.