Something fun and inconsequential:
The writers taught me to analyze everything, to leave no stone unturned for you never know the story lying beneath.
The painters taught me how to find a vision, to direct my focus and attention to a single subject worthy of great consideration and examination.
The con-artists have taught me to be wary with my belief, and to accept little as truth right away.
The comedians taught me to raise my voice and that nothing is off limits, so long as it has perceivable worth.
The filmmakers have occasionally taught me more about life than the experience itself.
And the musicians. They taught me how to enjoy life. There is no such pleasing form of expression than music.