Perspective was a significant concept in a talk I heard today.
The speaker commented on how in his line of work, it was his responsibility to present people with a different perspective, giving them hope that things can be different to what they are or are presenting themselves to be.
Writers have that same ability.
Whatever your genre of writing, a part of your business is perspectives. – Presenting yours, the prevailing culture, world view etc
When you think about it, this can be a very powerful tool to wield, a skill to master, and a responsibility to not take lightly.