For those who became JWs, were you fully aware of the Societys cruel shunning policy whilst studying? I absolutely had no idea such a policy existed until years later. It really only hit home when reading the horrendous stories on the internet around 2002.
Also, for the born in's, were you fully aware of the shunning policy and it's potential repercussions when you got baptised whilst young?
I would be grateful to get your thoughts on this.