There's an episode of the Golden Girls where Sophia is trying to teach Rose how to run a successful business. She sits Rose down at the dining room table, and proceeds to tell her that rule number one is 'Quit being an idiot.' That's what I kept hearing as I was listening to all four sessions -- 'Hey, you. Yeah, you. Quit being an idiot.' I know the commandments, I know what covenants I've made, I know what the Lord's expectations are. So, why aren't I doing what I'm supposed to be doing?
Quit being an idiot.
I also heard a lot about parents raising, shall we say, 'entitled' children...
quit raising idiots
and the pioneer legacy that we may or may not being living up to...
quit being idiots
and also, Elder Holland is not messing around anymore. Not. messing. around.
Pretty soon I'll get my hands on the conference Ensign and I'll be able to see if I really did miss something. Or, maybe what I needed to take away from the sessions this October really was, 'Quite being an idiot.'