We can see and appreciate so much more beauty if we simply learn to alter our perception. Take in the great beauty of the world, it is quite a wonderment.
It is easy to be barbarian, whether it be spilling blood, or swearing curse words. It is much more difficult, and much more noble, to control yourself, and master your mind. The biggest struggle is within.
Let us detach ourselves and be willing to accept that we may not know everything. Let us think this way about everything. Everything.
When encouraging others, you have to look at the other person, listen to their concerns and discouragement, then objectively find a way to reach them to become motivated. When going through this process, it becomes easier to take an objective look at yourself and overcome your own obstacles.
It could be a commentary on how blending in, or being one with your surroundings is heroic, or noble. It could just be an observation. Then we think, how does he hide himself in his own figure? Is he so large that he dominates the landscape? Is he so small that he disappears against the vast background?