I think it's sort of an interesting approach to world building. Smaller things that are really important to the every person still happens, even if more important things are happening, and we get to see those things.
There maybe grand wars, and ecological and economical crises going on in our world right now.
But Jim is still heartbroken because his dad who has been there for him all his life, recently died form cancer.
Sasha just got that promotion that she's been working hard for for the past 10 years.
The Whippersnappers are celebrating their first little league victory, after having lost so many times.
Lisa's dog just ran away, and the family is desperately trying to find it again.
All of these things can seem minor compared to the grander things going on at the same time, but to the individual people those are the most important things currently.
It can help make the world feel like an actual world where people exist, instead of a setting used to tell a story.
Or they have no no fucking idea what they're doing when it comes to pacing, and I'm just talking out my ass. Who knows.