While perception indicates the apprehension of facts, theories, or patterns in the world, appreciation means apprehending the value of things. To say we appreciated something means we noted its importance. A perception forms a new belief about the universe, whereas an appreciation forms a new belief about what’s important, exciting, or good. Appreciations are indications of what to attend to. And we have more specific terms: there is admiration (when we learn a value by watching someone who does it well), inspiration (when we couldn’t see what was important in a situation, and then we suddenly do), and reconciliation (when we are torn between conflicting ideas of what’s important, and then find a more comprehensive value).