Above are pictures of two men. Both are well known in the medical field. One of them is remembered for giving penicillin, the product of his 13 years of research, to the world for free, saving millions of lives. The other is remembered for raising the price of Daraprim by 41 times over night, making it no longer affordable for those without insurance. In a sense, both of them are considered accomplished in their field. But would you rather be remembered as a humble benefactor of humanity or as a rich douchebag who exploit people in the legal gray zone?
I’ve always felt strongly about having a greater purpose in life. A goal that is bigger than myself and my family and friends. Some people want to be remembered for making a lot of money and living extravagant lives. I want to be remembered as someone who stood for a right cause, as someone who tried to make the lives of others better. Once you make enough fortunate that more money no longer improves the quality of your life, you can either —- use that money to make more money or spend your money on meaningful purposes such as creating employment and promoting education and research. And here’s where I’d like to have as my legacy.