Another thing that I came away with was the realization of how close we are to the end of this system...
They came away with exactly what the WTS wanted them to come away with. But it was never really stated that the end was imminent. It's all a play on words and it gets the dubs to jumping to conclusions and they come away with this 'understanding' and they run around screaming that the sky is falling.
it was brought out that the great tribulation will strike suddenly, without warning, and that we should not allow ourselves to be side tracked by anything, and to keep focused on seeking first the kingdom and drawing close to Jehovah, and if we do that He will make sure we will be able to get through anything.
Nothing new there. It's the same old BS they've been spouting for decades. The great tribulation could be 200 years in the future but it will still strike suddenly and without warning. They just amp it up with the "keep focused" attitude they want everyone to have and it gives them a sense of urgency and then they think the end is just around the corner.