You gain great freedom in the mind when you learn to use several points of view. Most people are blinkered slaves of only one, their own - and worse, they are proud of it. Poor creatures, little do they know that you are a host today and a stranger tomorrow, and then the world, the same world will look quite different. We need to find some simple examples to understand that we are not the navel of the Universe.
This reminds me of a story:
Hoca was sitting by the river, enjoying a small pot of halwa, when a horde of mounted archers thundered onto the other bank in a cloud of dust.
It was led by one of Timur's captains, who shouted across the waters:
"Ho! Stranger! How do I get to the other side?"
To this Nasreddin - who felt no hurry to get in touch - hollered back promptly:
"Why bother? You are already on the other side!"
As he hastened away, out of arrow’s shooting distance he added:
"Besides, I m no stranger, I live here!"