It is indeed just a matter of perspective. Sitting here by myself, listening to this beautiful Velvet Underground song, in this perfect weather, I see life as it is.
Full of sound and fury, but also full of possibilities, you just have to have the right disposition to look at it and see the big picture. It is not so difficult after all. It is so simple that we refuse to see it that way. Being outdoors help, it's easier to see the big picture when you're looking up to the sky.
Value those who value you and don't be afraid to be yourself and speak your mind. It will attract those who are like minded and repel those who aren't; you don't need them anyway. And never be afraid to love, it is one of the few things that can make you feel truly alive.