First we get educated. Then, at some point, we are seized with the necessity of getting de-educated. It took Leonard Cohen five-and-a-half years as a caregiver on Mount Baldy to blank his slate.
Goodness provides a service to others. Love realizes that there are no others.
We do our best work when (1) it provides a benefit to others and (2) we are not emotionally involved in what we are doing.