Hard to do for someone who over-analyzes EVERYTHING! But its important to get this straight in your head. You can move past the surface and try to understand the deeper workings of someone elses actions when you take yourself out of the equation.
"Tell me the story about how the Sun loved the Moon so much he died every night just to let her breath." Would love to get a couple tattoo with him having the sun, and me having the moon. Too bad I'm not stupid.