I think George has lots of great points. I especially liked a bit he did about hats and why certain people believe it is important to wear hats and others believe you shouldn't wear hats, or sometimes men should wear them and women shouldn't and vice versa. Sometimes we should wear not wear them inside and other times we must wear them. It just doesn't make sense, and he's right because it all just made up.
What is the most important lesson I learn from George? The most important lesson is to question everything. Don't assume what books tell you, or the government, or movies, or TV, or the news, or the government, or your friends, or your parents is the way things have to be. Use your own judgement. Make your own choices and be willing to be wrong. That's right. It's perfectly possibly that you might agree with somebody else and lo and behold they were right. That's OK. Now you have learned.
Once trick is that it is difficult to always question things. Are you really going to question the fact that the sun will rise and set every single day? Are you doing to question that when you breath in each time that there will be enough oxygen to keep you alive? Are you going to question the fact that the earth below you is solid?
Just like it might be hard to function if you had to question these type of questions everyday, I suppose it would also be difficult to function if you were questioning more fundamental questions like religion and politics everyday. People also need to have energy to have a life and have fun. With that in mind, I think it is realistic for people to only think about these more fundamental issues occasionally.
A key thing would be that people are open to considering them. Maybe once every 10 years or so. Sort of like during a life crisis moment people will tend to think about these issues. We can also speed up the process by consciously thinking about these issues, by taking some course or listening to speakers that are expressing views that may help expand our knowledge of these subject.
This would be one of the key goals of personal development would be to get us to listen to different ideas about how we might run our lives. Is it possible that by changing the way we look at the world around us, we can actually improve our attitude and improve the world around us? Is it really possible to achieve our dreams and wishes? Does thinking it make it so? Can we smile our way to happiness? Should we join a group and use their support to reach our goals? Should we go out on our own? Who should we listen to? How can we be happy? How can we be wealthy? What is the truth? What is reality? How can I have as much as others appear to have? How can I be as happy as others? How can I control myself?
These are the types of questions I expect to get better answers to.