The way I primarily see it, Sainbury gave information she thought might help add to the way I think, thus helping me process the subject I wanted to know about (and perhaps help with other things as well/instead) in a way that is closer to the truth/egoless.
I think I'm just looking to get the questions I asked answered, not rejecting that this choice wouldn't be useful for others reading this/different situation with a similar question. With that said, I think Sainbury's comment wasn't of zero usefulness to me, but it also didn't answer the questions I asked.
What made you think my questions weren't well articulated?
I think the problem might be that you are looking for a specific answer where non really exists. There are too many factors to consider to provide a solid example - the primary factor being the intent behind the business. It isn't the outcome or what the business does that is as important as the intent behind the actions and choices of those who run it.
Creating a product or service and selling it as a means to earn money is not necessarily "bad." Likewise, running a non-profit organization to stop cancer is not necessarily "good."
After seeing your other thread related to if humor can be egoless, I think you are missing a key part of MBT that should answer both of your questions (generally, but not specifically). All of the beings here in PMR are at different levels of development. This does not just
mean that some are more wise and experienced, but also that everybody has their own unique set of experiences and thus their own unique perspective and understanding. PMR works, not because everybody is trying to act
a certain way, but because most are just doing their best with what they have. It is the organic and fluid interaction of all
PMR beings that provides each individual the opportunity to grow. That is why it is important to be yourself - just as you are - while doing your best to become better. If we overanalyze everything and spend our efforts on trying to act a certain way, then we stand to get wound up in an intellectual knot. It is of course good to question our own actions and choices and to consider the effect of those actions and choices on others. That is a very good thing to do. However we cannot be
something other than what we are. We only change at the being level through direct experience and by pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps one small step at a time, not by acting
better. Sometimes, we inadvertently hurt people along the way, and sometimes they hurt us. That is just how the learning lab works. It doesn't matter if you are starting a business, having a child, getting married, telling a joke, buying a car, or stealing food for your family... The task is the same: do your best to become more than what you currently are and deal as gracefully as you can with where the chips fall. That applies to anybody at andy level, stage, or place.
You might be interested in reading through the Moral Code part 1 and 2 written by Tom's son (I think for college). Tom shared it some time back: