The Practice of Being Uncomfortable
To learn you need humility.
Big things that get accomplished in the world do not come from the comfort bubble.
I encourage you to find your comfort zone and get familiar with it and pop it as often as you can.
What if instead you made a proactive practice of being uncomfortable? Often? On purpose?
For a sliver of time, you've been in their shoes -- and that's one of the best experiences that you can have in understanding a situation truly.
"To learn, you need humility."
Empathy is an antidote to shame.