I think I'd get the most back from walking a mile in the goatleather flip-flops of a Pashtun tribesman. Perpetually economically privileged liberal like me can't really imagine what it's like to be raised in an impoverished fundamentalist eternal warzone like Kandahar. Actually knowing what that's like for myself would be priceless.
Great question. I'd like to see the world through the eyes of my sister in law. She's Venezuelan, and her attitudes are so different from those of us in the US. I'd love to understand her point of view.
Somebody who's struggling to survive in another part of the world.
It would be nice to gain more motivation to help other people (we hear about them all the time but it seems so hard to relate) and also lose motivation to complain about the most mundane, stupid things in life (where my problems are actually extraordinary lame but they're the worst I've experienced so far).