The "Big Dipper," or the "Starry Plough," can be seen throughout the world and has often been used to find the guiding North Star. But seen from another perspective, the seven brightest stars of the constellation Ursa Major would not look like a dipper or a plough or a cleaver, as the alignment that we have come to know would no longer exist. Consequently, it could be said that it already doesn't exist, except within our minds and from the perspective of the planet earth only.
If we were able to look at lives's troubles from a heightened perspective, ever and ever pulling back, having the ability to turn them upside down and sideways, perhaps we would come to realize how much is a reaction of our minds or the perspective of a very narrow view.
We have an eighty plus year old gentlemen that comes into the store regularly. He is always cheerful, a great conversationalist and speaks ill of no one. His wife has Alzheimer's, he is his son's caretaker after the result of a bad accident and visits and feeds him daily. His daughter has severe MS. Several of his grandchildren were stabbed to death by a friend of the mothers. The oldest of the grandchildren was sexually assaulted and stabbed and was able to call the police and testify against the assailant. And yet his perspective on his life is so much different from what you would expect.
Makes my troubles appear silly.