I like that this lesson manages to avoid that dichotomous thinking and frames the challenge to stay faithful as a personal one.
The supplementary resources for this lesson are really great too. President Monson's talk focuses on developing a foundation of faith that cannot be shaken, with the perfect little President Monson analogy to illustrate his point. This is one of those things I'm always preaching to my girls. Personalize the gospel. Foundation, foundation, foundation.
Elder Cook's talk cheers me endlessly as he talks about how productively problems are solved when approached from an attitude of faith rather than fear. The subtext to all of this is just so great. We shouldn't be afraid of everything outside of the gospel. We should just start with ourselves, build up our families, and then serve as examples to the rest of the world. And understand that we're not as alone as we think we are.