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Deciding Not to Be a Doctor

July 17, 2020

Kramer, Larry (President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation)

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Larry Kramer, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, went to college expecting to become a doctor, but taking a course on religious ethics and moral issues shifted his direction. To him, the humanities allow us to be introspective and to understand our lives from a larger point of view, which leads to a more revealing and enriching human experience.

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