We all have different ideas of what is important. To some it is the global sweep of human affairs, to others it's the life of an endangered trash fish in a swamp.
To my grandson and namesake (right) it was the loss of his first tooth (which he self-extracted). There is a second lower tooth that is loose and he's working on getting that one out. The tooth fairy is generous and the more teeth that he manages to pry out, the richer he is. He is not saving the money for his retirement or for a killer investment. His eyes are on an action figure that he wants to play with.
The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.
It's easy to miss or misjudge perspectives unless you look and listen carefully.