I just recently found out that one of my best friends (and the best man at my wedding) was in fact a witness. I had no idea in the 10+ years i had known him that he was a witness.
On top of that, a lady I work with told me that she was raised in the witness faith. She is approaching 40 yrs old (She'd kill me if if I told you, so dont tell her
) and she is utterly and totally disgusted with the entire thing. Her mother actually has not contacted/spoken to her in over 7 years because she left the faith, and her family is still very much into being witnesses. She talked for a good 20 min about how she wasnt allowed to date outside the religion, she couldnt celebrate holidays, she was constantly told that her life in general was to be put on hold for recrument drives...it sounded horrible.
I guess the point of this rant is that I find it interesting that one person could be so negative and another could lead (what I would call) a normal, everyday life. I suppose there are different degrees/faiths within the witness religion.