If you always have a perspective and pay attention only to trivial things, you are sure to bogged down in all kinds of petty worries and concerns, and concerns, and not be able to move forward. Even relatively minor hurdles or problems will seem insurmountable. But if you look at life from a broad viewpoint, you naturally spot the way to solve any problem you may confront. This is true when we consider our own personal problems as well as those of society and even the future of the entire world.
(Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the philosophy)