It's hard to overstate Norman Lear's impact on the world of television.
That's why Oscar-nominated directors and producers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady are exploring the lasting effects of his career in their new documentary "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You."
Lear is the creator of shows like "All in the Family," "Good Times," and "The Jeffersons," programs that not only brought in 120 million viewers a week, but challenged Americans' views on topics like racism, poverty, and abortion.
He's one of the first group of inductees to the Television Hall of Fame and has four Emmys and a Peabody Award, among many other honors.
Today, Lear is 93 years old and as sharp as ever. He spoke with Business Insider last year about his 2014 memoir "Even This I Get to Experience."
Drawing from that interview and his book, we gathered the life lessons that have stuck with Lear after all these years.