Actually it is not working out -- those folks are nuts!
I received an email today from a friend that spent as much time, actually more, in this group than I did. What he wrote, excerpted below, reflects my own attitude. Here goes:
'The more things "change" the more they stay the same. You know what's amazing? After year after year after year of 5-7 services a week, endless listening to tapes, and all the activities, can you point to one person who's not basically the same person they've always been?
So really people are who they are -- but it's a little easier to live this life when you're not cluttering it up with 80 hours a week of trying to figure out how to please somebody else.'