"Why did you become an EMT?"
"To save lives."
John, my mentor-of-the-day, looked me over, clearly exasperated.
"Wrong answer, kid. That's what every newbie rabbles off when they get in here. I'll ask you again. Why did you become an EMT?"
"I didn't have anywhere else to go as far as my life went and the only thing I knew I could do half-way decent was help people."
"That's a pathetic reason but an honest one. You're what we call a lifer. Take that however you want."