The deuteragonist of my story is a big moral absolutist. She’s the moral compass of the friend group and the wide eyed idealist. Save the whales, stop oil drilling, hates the police etc. Not quite a granola munching hippie, but more of an activist with a delinquent streak. And now I’m stuck trying to figure out what she needs to learn by the end of the story. In addition, how she grows what deteriorates her enough to want to change. I was thinking that maybe she screws up and does something selfish? An act of selfishness would definitive put her “I know all” attitude in a tailspin. And maybe she learns that it’s natural and okay to be selfish to an extent? But that feels weak. Was mulling it over for quite a while and ended up in a rut— so I’m all ears for any advice or suggestions.