Life is a matter of perception. What we perceive influences our happiness greatly. Approaching life with energy, enthusiasm and excitement brings boundless opportunities and wonderful adventures. How we judge or think about something is a matter of perception. What we perceive to be of value to our lives is our perception the worth of that something will bring. When we place too much importance on something, it can change what we perceive to be of value. We place far too much importance on things when in reality, we just want it because we think it will make us happy.