Benjamin Franklin: Keys to Success

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“For the industry of the Franklin, is superior to any thing I ever saw of the kind: I see him still at work when I go home from Club; and he is at Work again before his Neighbours are out of bed.” – Doctor Baird, member of club that Franklin was a part of (pg 119). While serving nearly no other purpose in the book, Doctor Baird in this quote describes the one quality or Benjamin’, eagerness to succeed, that turned him into who we known his as today. Benjamin Franklin, formally the namesake of his Uncle Benjamin due to the fond relationship of he and his father, grew up in Boston attending grammar school to become a member of clergy. His schooling was short lived for his father did not have much money so he could no longer afford to send him there, and he then began serving as an apprentice of his fathers business. From the time that Benjamin left school he encountered many hardships as well as far many more successes on the road that led him to be the flourishing independent businessman and printer in Philadelphia. Although Benjamin Franklin is known by most for the lucrative and remarkable person that he became, his success growing up to become that individual was due largely impart to his father and brother who taught him, through very different ways, the importance of persistence, which translated to his uncannily eagerness to be the best that he could possibly be. Much of the success had by Benjamin Franklin coming from a poor family and turning into a wealthy individual was due to a few important people in his life. Franklin had about him very desirable qualities, for most people that he had met quickly gained interest in him and were willing to help him, Franklin however, never took any of this for granted. Benjamin Franklin had outstanding core values about him that were installed by a select few people growing up. The person who taught him the most important values in his life was his father, Josiah Franklin. Josiah, as described by Benjamin as...
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