If we want to reduce misery in the world we can only begin with ourselves. It is a great gift to the world simply to abandon our sense of entitlement over others stemming from our religion, our nationality or political party. It is a gift simply to see our nation and our religion as examples rather than exceptions to the common life. If we are to any degree interested in greatness of spirit, the path is as simple as it is steep- we must seek out a common scale to weigh our every claim equally with the claims of others.