The word in the title has many meanings. One meaning is the means by which an artist gives depth to a picture by showing larger trees or figures in the foreground, and smaller ones in the presumed distance, in the same manner as we perceive things in the natural world. The other is choosing that which is more important to us, or indeed the nation, in times of worry or scarcity. It could be said that, by arranging to watch the Royal Wedding on television rather that trundling down to London in my motorised bath-chair, complete with attached side-car for my wife, the correct perspective has been achieved.
So the question is, by revealing my personal devastation at not applying for any Olympic tickets at all, never mind my greater upset at also missing the deadline for applications, are my words viewed within the correct perspective?