7 Simpsons Life Lessons Matt Groening's sitcom can really teach us something By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jan 5, 2010 11:34 AM CST 8 comments Comments This undated image made available by Fox Broadcasting Co. shows the Simpsons. (AP Photo/Fox Broadcasting Co.) (Newser) – The Simpsons is more than just a cartoon—it’s spawned essays, books, and lecture series, and the Telegraph takes a look at the lessons it can teach us: Family is the most important thing: Contrary to former president George Bush’s beliefs, The Simpsons celebrates family—complete with a non-absent, albeit dumb, father and a more realistic view of family life than most sitcoms. Homosexuality is OK: Homophobic Homer comes around, eventually officiating at a gay marriage, and Marge’s sister is a lesbian. Morals are more important than organized religion: Though all religions are mocked, Homer still attends church each week—and some experts have pointed out that the show is actually morally upstanding when it comes to most issues. All politics deserve teasing: Creator Matt Groening is a liberal, but the show rips left and right alike. For the complete list, click here.