Everyone wants what they want. No one wants what they ought to want. No one knows what they ought to want. Everyone thinks that what they ought to want is what the Bible or their mothers or some substitute for the Bible or their mothers would tell them they ought to want. We have a better chance of knowing what we ought to want if we empty ourselves of all our ideas about wanting and ought to want, and sit in the stillness and the silence, waiting for the mud to settle and the water to clear. Which is to say that we ought to want emptiness, stillness, silence and clarity. Start there. Wait for what else we ought to want to arise unbidden from emptiness, stillness and silence, in leading us to do what needs to be done in each situation as it unfolds before us. If you are too impatient for that, you ought to want patience. Start there... And be true to the task of wanting what you ought to want and doing what needs to be done all your life long.
Emptying ourselves of all wants, desires, expectations, agendas, opinions, assumptions, inferences, fear, anger, resentment, denial... You know, like that... At every transition point throughout each day, In order to see what's what and what needs to be done in response to it, with the gifts/daemon/specialties/virtues/genus/shtick that came with us from the womb (That is to say, our original nature), would do wonders for our balance and harmony, and the true good of the world. Emptiness, stillness, silence, clarity-- hold on to these things, employ them often. See where it goes. You could do a lot worse.