I really do not know that abundance and ethics belong in the same discussion at this level. Of course everyone is welcome to their opinion, but I just think that sometimes the ethics point is taken way to far.
So in my opinion if you want to take ethics to the nth degree, the only people living an ethical life are the ones that are not part of modern civilization. This may be an out there claim, but honestly I do not believe anyone living in modern society can even possibly even get close to a entire 100% ethical exsistence.
So while I believe that you do need to do your part, I believe it is much better to work on ethics from a matter of how you present yourself, and your work in everything you do. By this I mean
- Be ethical with yourself, only present yourself in a way that you believe is right. This probably means for most people, don't lie, cheat, deceive, ect.
- Be Ethical in your work, again this means similar to above, but i would think extends this a little in working with people that believe in these same value.
- And I think focus where you believe it is right to focus on ethical standards. If you feel that helping a charity is what you should do, then do it, but honestly this may not seem like an ethical thing for you, many charities while having the best intention also inadvertently become top heavy meaning money does not get where you expect it is going.
On the other hand I would not even think twice about ethics beyond my own personal situation when it comes to banking. The system is so mixed up and convoluted, that I doubt there would be even a chance that any bank could claim to be an ethical business. So why concern yourself with this, it is not something that you can change.
There are to many steps in every direction to be to concern about ethics beyond yourself. In the banking issue, maybe a bank will say it has implemented ethical lending criteria, so maybe the bank only leands to entities that claim to be ethical entites.
Now I would actually go as far as to say that living abundance is actually the more ethical thing to do. Something I read a long time back said that for every new millionaire created there are around 10 new jobs formed in someway. I do not know the math, on how exactly that works, but it makes sense. A millionaire spending more freely because they are financially secure, will spend more money then someone earning $40,000 per year who is frugel.
We must search for Abundance, not because of what the ethical side of the conversation says, but because it is what you want. If you don't want abundance don't search for it. It is one of those things that is the devide, you will either want it or you wont, you cannot be in the middle.