"Please be true to yourself," Elder Nelson said. "Honor — yes, even demand — highest expectations from yourself. Pursue your education as a priority of the highest order. Gain all the education you can. With us as Latter-day Saints, education is a religious responsibility. 'The glory of God is intelligence' (Doctrine and Covenants 93:36). Your personal intelligence — your personal identity — is everlasting and divine (see Doctrine and Covenants 93:29)."
According to Elder Nelson, students may experience their "own scholastic Sacred Grove equivalent," a moment of resolution to avidly obtain and absorb higher education. He reached back across several decades to share with students his own epiphany, the time he made a promise to himself to pursue a specific vocation.