How do I know if I have the right perspective?
There is no "right" perspective. Only perspective. Your perspective will become richer as you gain experience, however it is dangerous to equate your perspective with the truth. Regardless of the amount of experience you have, regardless of how much education you have, regardless how close you come, never be arrogant enough to say you possess the truth. The truth exists, but you only have perspective.
I remember the day you came home from school and told me about a girl in your your class who thought 1 + 1 should equal eleven. You were quite proud of the fact that you knew this not to be the case. Your experience had taught you that the answer to the equation was in fact two. But what did that knowledge give you? After discussing it for a while, you began to appreciate how someone else could see it that way. You gained perspective.
I want you to remember to value your own perspective and share it with the ones you love - even if it hurts. They will know that you are motivated by love. They will know it's because you care. They will know that you have their back. They will know that you're on their side. You may not have the full picture. You may even be wrong. Even so, holding back your perspective will only lead to regret.
For those you know less well, be cautious about offering your perspective. Even if others ask for it. You will find that they are often more interested in sharing theirs.