I couldn't relate to 99% of humanity before watching Ghost World.
The golden age of Muslim Spain in a nutshell:
In the mid-900s, al-Andalus was gifted an Ancient Greek text about pharmacology from the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII. For a year, a Jewish rabbi, an Orthodox Christian monk, and several Muslims worked on translating it into Arabic in order to advance science and medical therapy.
Such an effort would have been completely inconceivable anywhere else in Europe at the time.