When we aspire to do worthy and meaningful work, it means investing ourselves fully in the process. And, worthy and meaningful work (or any other kind, for that matter) can rarely be done in isolation. It requires us to work with, to partner with, others in that endeavor.
We must choose our partners wisely. Engaging in worthy and meaningful work with a team of ethical angels is one of the most fulfilling of experiences. Such pursuits usually entail a noble mission, fully committed participants, highly functional teamwork, mutual support, respectful and trust-centered interactions among/between the partners, etc. It feels almost heavenly.
Hitching our wagon, on the other hand, to less-than-ethical angels is a lot like living in...