Advice for a friend: How does one contribute good to the world to try to balance out the bad?
I am close to someone who works as a lawyer (specifically with banks). She works for a company that pays well, so she can pay off her student loans while living a decent life, but she works for an institution run by people who deliberately do not want to, and do not always, do the right thing. (To be clear, nothing illegal, just generally immoral) She says she hasn't compromised her own integrity, but is still working for and therefore contributing to a company that doesn't have integrity.
Her question recently was this: "How does one contribute good to the world to try to balance out the bad?"
Things to know:
-She works as a volunteer tax preparer for low income people, donates money to Legal Aid, and is looking at volunteering again at local GED classes.
-There aren't many alternative jobs available in her current town, where she's rehabbing a house for the next year or two.
-She can't work as a pro bono lawyer because anything she'd be qualified to give legal advice for would be considered a conflict of interest with her job.
Is there anything else you would recommend for her to think about? What would you do in her situation?