"I hate it when people advise me not to 'sweat the small stuff.' All there is is small stuff. Mountains of small stuff laden with booby traps, leading down chutes of small, sharp stuff into vast troughs of fetid, damp small stuff. Or there is huge stuff into which the small stuff can't possible figure, so massive you can't even begin to hope to make a dent, so why bother? It's advice to cancer survivors and people in addiction recovery programs sewn onto homey samplers, all to put things in perspective for you even if you have plenty of time, energy, and capacity for curiosity: by all means, don't sweat the small stuff."