Just for fun, here are all of my political views. I'm not super into politics at all - in fact before Bush started screwing everything up, I had zero interest in them. I definitely haven't done enough research to have definitive stances on most of these things, so take them with a grain of salt.
This is the one I care about the most. Our tax system is extremely screwed up. Did you know that we're one of only TWO countries in the world who tax their citizens if they don't live in the country or make money in the country? If I spend a year traveling the world, making money online, I STILL have to pay taxes in the US (there's a partial exemption that it's possible to qualify for).
When you live in a world with a million different things you could be doing at any time, the decision on how to spend your time is difficult. Ignoring the infinite suboptions in each category, you could be connecting with people, working, organizing, or planning. At any given time there are things you could do in these, or other, categories that would be time well spent. How do you decide which to do?
I don't think any one strategy can apply to all people at all time, but one of the factors you may want to consider is to see if there's any area where you can go from being a net-negative to a net-positive.
For example, I'm on a flight back from New Jersey right now. My aunt, uncle, and cousins live there, and I stay with them 2-3 times per year. My aunt is a real estate agent, my uncle is a lawyer, and the cousins who live at home are both in high school, so here's a lot going on in the house, and I know that as happy as they are to have me visit, my presence creates a burden at some level.
So when I'm there I drive my cousins around, clean the dishes whenever I see them dirty, help with homework, and entertain and teach my cousins things. By doing those little chores I can make it so that instead of being a net burden, I'm a net help.