The problem with people is that they're always thinking about themselves. That is a good thing, and a bad thing. The bad thing is that they're usually thinking about very astral, or rather worldly problems concerning themselves. The good thing is that sometimes they're not. Non-worldly problems, as one would imagine, are usually problems concerning Multiple People. The Big Picture. Or, if the egotist is still being sauteed by life and life's herbs and spices, it is a problem of the Existentialist Self. In any case, all of the above are a bit of a waste of time for the sole, isolated individual. Frankly, there is a highly developed school of thought in both Existentialism and The Big Picture. Society and all that. Read, read and read is the proper verb-advice. And then read some more. One mind can't possibly fathom the bare existence of even half of the thoughts that have come across all the half-witted brains that ever walked this earth. So just lick your lips and read. That's a pre-requisite really. It will turn you into an intellectual and feed the argument/"well here's an example why" sack. In other words, you will always win that casual drunk debate among your more unprepared and slightly blase friends. The world is half-educated these days. Everyone is half-cultured because in half-cultured nations we can actually get by being pretty fucking average.