I have looked for direction from a lot of good authors in posting about "What Matters"on this blog. The best answers really does get down to the
"moral principles that govern a person's behavior and in how they are conducting their activity".
I have focused on reading and writing as subjects and as a way to look closer at "What Matters".
If I take a political position there is no way that it will resonate with everyone. The core issues shouldn't be the politics of the focus. Politics might blur the core issue. Try to find
"why" is it that the position matters?
If, for example, you feel that the President of the United States is wrong in what he is doing, then it is a political decision. If you feel it is wrong because he violates your sense of right and wrong, then it doesn't have to be categorized as political only.
There is more to write about on this, and I will do so. The prior post talked about reasons that George Orwell put forth in defining "What Mattered". That post discussed aesthetic enthusiasm for the beauty of the world as a object of "What Matters". More can be said about that also.