As you get older, you realize that details always matter — just different ones. For instance, I now care less about opinions and more about facts.
Of course, wisdom is the application of a proper understanding of what the facts mean. Figuring out what anything means requires experience, faith and, often, guess-work.
Or, as Anthony Robbins put it, “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.”
So, even knowing the details of the facts is usually not enough, as that still leaves the question of what to do about them.
Knowing what the events (the facts) mean is the first step in knowing what actions we should take about them, if any.