- The world is a diversity of races, ethnicities, colors, and felt patterns.
- Impulse control, particularly with respect to cookies, is overrated.
- Math is fun, particularly if it is punctuated with lightning.
- Corporate sponsorship is ubiquitous ("This episode was brought to you by the letter 'R', and the number '12.'")
However, I think two of the most important lessons are:
- Know the people in your neighborhood.
- Surround your personal experience with people from many ethnicities, socio-economic statuses, and ESPECIALLY professions.
How else can we barter favors or seek free advice?
Let me put it this way...if I know that if I have a legal problem, medical problem, security problem, or computer problem, I have people I can contact who will point me in the right direction, even if they can't directly help me.
That is the true lesson of Sesame Street.