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INTRODUCTION 1. John Ashley’s Essay Paper on Benjamin Franklin

The goal of this essay paper is to discuss key ways that Ben Franklin presents his story as an illustration of self-improvement. After reading of this man’s life, I firmly believe that he is one of America’s greatest heroes. If not for the self-sacrifices made from Ben, from his early age and throughout his life, then the face of America would be of a different nature. This is the understanding that I received from his writings about the moral fortitudes of a man unwilling to just settle with whatever was happening around him.
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He went to work for his brother, under contract, and became his apprentice. Now, with this going on in his life, he was able to be exposed to all sorts of new people and routines in his life. Never being satisfied with just enough, Ben was constantly trying to improve himself. When in his late 20s, Benjamin Franklin listed thirteen virtues that he felt were an important guide for living. These virtues can be divided into those related to personal behavior (temperance, order, resolution, frugality, moderation, industry, cleanliness, and tranquility) and those related to social character traits (sincerity, justice, silence, chastity, and humility).Although Franklin tried to follow these guides in his life, he often went astray. These virtues may be My Essay 2.

worth-while to consider following in your own life. You need to realize that no one is perfect. These thirteen virtues imply that you must be extremely diligent and hardworking. Franklin placed each one of the virtues on a separate page in a small book that he kept with him for most of his life. He would evaluate his performance with regard to each of them on a daily basis. He would also select one of the virtues to focus on for a full week. I think that the points he made were very simple. Work hard and try to treat people the way you want to be

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