Definition of PERSPECTIVE

a : the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specifically : representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance b : a picture in perspective
a : the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed <places the issues in proper perspective>; also : point of view b : the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance <trying to maintain my perspective>
a : a visible scene; especially : one giving a distinctive impression of distance : vista b : a mental view or prospect <to gain a broader perspective on the international scene — Current Biography>
  :the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions 

Look at number 2b above.  This in my opinion is the answer to life.  When someone asks the meaning of life, I have no answers just suppositions.  However when someone asks me what I think the answer to life is, that my friends is simplicity itself………………………Perspective.

Knowing where YOUR circumstances and position in life as compared with the rest of the people on earth.  Most people get stuck in a loop of thinking about themselves in their own microcosm.   Is it ok?  Sure, however when you do you lack and often lose perspective.  I lose and lack it every day, however I usually get back on track eventually.  It is hard to not learn facts of the rest of the earths citizens and not dwell on yourself.