I think I know what you're saying. It really reminds me of a concept/thought experiment I learned about while studying philosophy in college. The Veil of Ignorance was the name of it (it might be commonly known) but, it is essentially set up to establish the morality of political decisions in a way that it is presumed you are completely "ignorant" i.e. you don't know your own talents, position, race, gender, age, all that jazz.
I've found that this concept comes to me for a lot of things outside of political questions and strays into any situation that involves empathy or trying to see something from all perspectives and no perspective. Haha this is harder to put into words than I thought it would be. Does that seem relevant?