In his late 20's, President Benjamin Franklin listed 13 virtues that he felt were an important guide for living. The following virtues can be divided in personal and social behavior: Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry, Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Cleanliness, Tranquility, Chastity and Humility. Despite the fact that he tried to follow these guides in his life and went away, consider this being worthwhile in your own life.
Temperance, eat not to dullness. Franklin states some associate temperance with eating and drinking, but wasn't his intentions. My reasoning for why I feel this is one of the most important virtues is because one should always keep cool no matter what situation. Conquering your primal urges for food and drink, you’ll have the confidence to start making improvements in other areas of your life.
As being taught in different ways in today's time, order is another important virtue. Let all your things have their places. A man must fight against these natural laws if he wishes to do well in the world. I feel that it's most important because being organized and properly creates a well rounded individual. Cleanliness, Sincerity, Fragility and Resolution is what influence the children’s childhood.
Having the confidence to allow your actions speak for themselves, Franklin considered humility to be something worth acquiring and I agree with him. Men have pride in themselves showing the sign of strength and courage to mark a true person. They think of their abilities than they really are and honesty.
The majority of the list of virtues is also valuable. Benjamin Franklins issues weren't important but society has changed and that's mainly are cause in the 20th century. Learning about Franklin’s experience, I find him as an intelligent man who has influenced the immature process of children before and today.
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