Most of us know that one of the control tactics that the Watchtower uses to control its members is to keep them so busy engaged in Watchtower activities that there is absolutely no time to pursue normal family interests or hobbies. Look at these quotes and see how controlling the Watchtower society is becoming.
Notice this quote from a recent book study:
"Take, for example, a man who is serious about providing for his family. To do so he would appropriately view his secular work as important. Perhaps something develops, and he feels he must miss some Christian meetings in order to work. In time, missing meetings becomes easier, and he misses more frequently. Little by little, his bond with God weakens - he has "begun to forget his maker." (Oh brother.) So what's a poor man to do, let his family starve if he can't find work that doesn't interfere with meetings? I had a brother tell me once who had six children and a wife and worked in a produce section of a grocery store 3:00P.M. till 11:30 P.M. week nights that the elders were severely guilting him into quitting his job because he missed too many meetings! He was in tears telling me this. What right do they have to tell you to quit your job- they don't!
Next quote about "worldly parents":
"A similar thing may happen to a Christian whose parents or other relatives are unbelievers. He faces issues: How much time will he reserve for them, and when?" I mean, come on, now they are saying to limit or really minimize any time for worldly relatives? I remember visiting my worldly grandparents plenty of times with my witness mom and dad in my youth ! Once again the screws of control are being turned a notch tighter!
Then about actually enjoying yourself and having fun comes this quote: "What about deciding how much time and attention to use for trips, hobbies, and entertainment"? Once again the reins of control tighten keeping witnesses SO BUSY that they will not have time to pursue hobbies , trips, and recreation.
So do you see how controlling and busy they are keeping witnesses these days?
Most of the motivation used by the Watchtower leadership is comprised of guilt and fear. This is because there is really nothing to inspire people within the organization or anything to evoke natural intrinsic motivation based upon love and devotion. The only tool available to the organizational hierarchy is attempt to make its members feel afraid and guilty for not molding themselves to the organizationally programmed treadmill. Unity is natural. Unanimity must be manufactured and enforced.