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what do we live for?

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"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?"

-George Eliot

G+K.   Ocho Rios, Jamaica.   2016.

I love this quote because one of my life goals is to somehow contribute to making other people's lives less difficult. I thought that I could do this when I started my career as a pharmacist. I went to school for 6 years, received my doctorate degree in pharmacy, and was a "medication expert" as they say. Yet after 2 years of being a pharmacist, I realized that people either did not want my help or did not appreciate it. On a daily basis other people made me feel horrible when all I was trying to do was help them! This (among numerous other reasons) is why I left my job as a retail pharmacist. Granted, there probably are other careers in the field of pharmacy that would enable me to help others in a way in which they would benefit from and appreciate it, but I am not searching for that career at the present moment. Why? I feel as if there are other ways in which I can use my skills to help others, like this blog for example.