Elder Quentin L. Cook Offers Plan to Obtain "the Good Life"

by | Apr. 16, 2010

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Elder Quentin L. Cook, a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered the Brigham Young University-Hawaii commencement address on 10 April inside the George Q. Cannon Activities Center.

In addition to discussing the eternal nature of the family, Elder Cook urged graduates to be grateful for their heritage, be involved in the world in a positive way, live their standards at work and be a light to those around them.

Talking to graduates and their friends and family members, Elder Cook cited a recent New York Times column by David Brooks that asserted “marital happiness is far more important than anything else in determining personal well-being” and challenged colleges to spend less time “preparing students for careers” and more time “preparing them to make social decisions.”

Elder Cook reinforced the importance of the family as the primary foundation for our communities.

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