What if Dr. Louis Pasteur hadn’t really wanted to be a doctor in the first place? What if he’d really, really wanted to be a dancer, and his loving but stern father had forced him into medicine as an occupation? Sure, it’s nice to have pasteurized milk and cheese and all — but is it really worth crushing young Lou Pasteur’s dream of a life on the stage?
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