We look at maps all of the time, and it is important for us to realize how the perspective of the map is different based on the way that it is drawn. Maps can be drawn in all sorts of different ways, with emphasis on different countries or bodies of water, or with different scales. We should know how to put these representations into perspective.
Looking at all of the different projections can actually be quite interesting! It is fascinating to see how different one thing can look based on its projection.