Sometimes you, quite literally, have to get up on a ladder to force a new perspective. Down here on the ground, it's all too easy to become overwhelmed. We're surrounded by giants, whether they're living and breathing or hide in the nooks and crannies of bank balances, dreams, mechanical problems, or longed-for prospects and promises.
Perhaps it's true that in a hundred years none of it will matter, if it's even remembered. But that solution doesn't interest me. I'd rather try something proactive, climbing hand over hand until I gain enough altitude that I can take it all in, or shut it all out, even if nothing is gained at the end of the climb but the welcome chill of fresher air.