I regret following the wrong goals when I was a young person.
Such as spending a hundred hours a month of my precious youth rapping my unwrinkled knuckles on doors and waving soon-to-be-obsolete religious messages in front of aghast householders.
Such as spending my 20th, 21st, and part of my 22nd years in prison imagining anything useful was happening or that I was pleasing the Big Guy in the sky.
Such as taking a crappy job as a janitor and trying to support my family on beans and rice while I peddled cult materials, arguing with people who were better educated about fantasy scenarios I was brainwashed into parroting.
Such as making excuses for my depressing existence for my empty feeling of constant depression by consoling myself that soon billions of people would be annihilated--EXCEPT for me and those I was able to convince to waste their time too.
Thanks, Watchtower for twenty years of dry rot for my brain, a Jehovah sized hole in my heart, and a great big "thank you" in the form of shunning from all my wonderful spiritual Brothers and Sisters for all my efforts.
Sure am I glad I didn't "waste" my Youth on education, career, lifelong friends, and (gasp) FUN!
I was 12 years old when I was introduced to the Watchtower and the Kingdom Hall.
23 years later, I walked out a free man.
The emotional damage took decades to reconcile.
I'm 71 and I'd be thrilled to have those 23 years back!
The Watchtower is one of the most insidious time-devouring organizations on our planet.
THANKS FOR NOTHING!
The above is in answer to:
This week's WT-study:
The Watchtower - April 2018 - "Young People, Are You Focused on Spiritual Goals?"
18 No one remains young for long. Young people quickly progress to adulthood. Sad to say, as adults, many then regret having followed the wrong goals when they were young or, just as frustrating, having had no goals at all. But youths who today keep focused on theocratic goals will well into adulthood be deeply satisfied with the choices they made.