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So, my best friend is giving me so much shade for "being in business (so many unethical people) and "how I get to travel every week while she barely affords grad school" - what can I do?

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Take her to dinner and expense it

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Sounds like she's just salty about being a poor grad student lol.

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They think business is unethical? Maybe they should move to Cuba.

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Life is gray, not back and white. And there's like 30 professions more shady than consulting I can think of

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Unethical behavior doesn't lend itself to an area. It's about social values not field of study:

http://m.thebakerorange.com/news/2015/sep/30/honesty-about-academic-dishonesty/?templates=mobile

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Atlanta's answer is good. You made a choice, and your best friend made a choice. Neither is inherently cosmically "better" than the other. And within your fields, each of you can be ethical or not.

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Tell her she sucks

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I work full time and go to SAIS full time. Sounds like a personal problem.

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^^ I joined a semester before I finished grad school and did both for 4 months. It's all about personal priorities

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Take a in-lieu of trip to a place she really wants to visit, but never had a chance to. Bring back a souvenir and tell her the trip was in her honor. Bonus points for selfies at her favorite places.

If there's a problem with business being full of unethical people, wouldn't it be worse if the ethical people like yourself stay out of business?

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