What is doing the right thing? Is it our public persona or showing up for the right events or donating to the right cause? There are some people who want to be seen doing 'the right thing'.
They miss the point. You don't do the right thing because other people thank you or think you are a fine person but simply because it is the right thing to do. Period!
It is who we are all of the time and especially when no one is looking and therefore would not notice if we don't do the right thing. It is a way of life that gives meaning to our lives through our daily practice an enriches us.
So some people don't need to just look good but to also live a good life by example without seeking only those things that bring recognition from others.
Remember that we choose how we live regardless of our circumstances.