See, as I do so enjoy talking about, there are two ways to look at the world. The way the world ought to be, and the way the world is. The way the world ought to be is not always the way the world is. If I were to take time to talk to you about what you think about certain issues of great recent importance, such as the Russian annexation of Crimea, or the missing MH370, I am certain you would have a thing or two to say about how these things ought to be. Russia ought to, or ought not to, annex Crimea. The MH30 ought to, or ought not to, be found for one reason or another, and certain actions have to be taken to prevent another such disaster or something.
We make these judgements based on the collective set of qualities in that list we keep in our minds, all based on the experiences we have had in life. Whether or not an actual unchanging list should exist is up for everyone's debate, but I think that there already is one list of qualities that we all ought to be, but currently are not, but that's another writeup entirely.
These lists you ought to have should encompass a lot of things you deal with in life. The qualities you would like to see in ourselves: do youyou want to be known as introverted or extroverted? Do you want to be comfortable or less comfortable?
And the qualities of people you work with: do you want to work with people who are fickle, or ones who are hard working? Ones who give more than their job description says, or less? Indirectly lazy people or indirectly hardworking people? People willing to work overtime just to get everything done?
How about a future spouse: do you to have the loveliest relationship in the world? Actually, no, you can't have that, I want it for myself. Any superficial physical qualities you would like? Tall, pretty eyed or something? How about transcendent character traits that you find are non-negotiable? Charming, eloquent, good with their hands, loves you with all that they have?
How about the country? Less jeeps, more trams and trains. Replace these massive undisciplined buses with disciplined and heavily regulated commuter buses. Less taxis. More factories. Less bureaucrats. Public executions of obviously corrupt politicians!
I might be getting ahead of myself there, but you get the idea. Lists are important to have! And it's better to list serious, transcendent qualities in these lists instead of fickle things that could be changed on a whim.
And, yes, I didn't put any tags because I'm busy with a secret project!