I was a born-in, and came to TTATT fairly slowly and gently. My first reaction, when I knew, as a lover of Truth, I simply had to walk away from the Tower of Lies, was one of sadness, my family, life-time friends, even my wife, were all in it, and I knew what was coming my way in the way of ostracism etc.
The sadness came, I now clearly see, from the sudden realisation that I had wasted my life, and that now, in my late Fifties I would have to try to build a new life, maybe without my beloved wife.
Later came anger, when I found out that the JW/WT Org had known for many, many years they were teaching lies, that their whole edifice was built upon lies.
Eventually came the wonderful feeling of true freedom,and very quickly, for the first time in my life, I began to feel HAPPY !
I was happy that at last I could be the REAL me !