The real reason why young people get baptized ...
TO MAKE THEIR PARENTS HAPPY AND PROUD
TO BE ABLE TO GET MARRIED (WHICH IS SOME CASES, IS TO GET AWAY FROM PARENTS)
... okay, okay, I know it depends on how young we are talking. In all cases, when I saw someone down their ready to get baptized at age 10-13, I never respected it ... not one tiny little bit. I thought, whatever, who can not see through this child's game. Then, a week later they have this baby carrying microphones and doing sound. Then when they are 17 (younger sometimes) they are made ministerial servants and guess what, "they are counseling you!" Ever wonder what ruins a good business, BAD MANAGEMENT! I always got a laugh out of it and never once, do I ever remember going to one of these children and saying "congratulations!" when baptized. In fact, I made it a point not to and only said it to the adults.
Actually, I know very few people I grew up with or who were young when I was still there, that are still Witnesses. It seems Witnesses are having a hard time keeping the young in ... I think a lot has to do with all the information that is so easy to find now.
... or maybe it is that rock and roll music with the catchy beat and worldly lyrics! Always easier to blame the thing that is not you! Weird isn't it, the Witnesses always taught that illustration of, "when you point fingers, four more are pointed back at you." Yet when they pointed the fingers of why young people were leaving, they had no clue they were four times more powerful, the reason, then what they were pointing to too blame.
Did you get baptized young? If so, why?