Essay about The Success Is Not Failure

2163 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 9 Pages
It is stated by Winston Churchill that the “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue on that counts”. Like Winston Churchill who believes in that success is not permanent nor failure is not fatal, Benjamin Franklin was a strong believer in virtues which would help influence his own identity as a person. In The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Franklin goes into detail on how certain virtues can help shape the identity of the individual, the purpose of this paper is for the audience to understand these virtues and how they can be implemented on a personal level within everyday context. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, one of this view’s main proponents is that Temperance is to “eat not to dullness. Drink not to elevation” (78). The context behind these words is that Franklins is stating to not overindulge when it comes too eating or drinking. This would be one of the founding principles of Franklin’s virtues. These can be seen within everyday society specifically within our everyday eating habits. Obesity is causing “our healthcare system 14.5 billion annually and is associated with greater prevalence and severity of coronary artery disease” (GohR 77). It has been common to dismiss the fact that United States of America is becoming one of the most obese countries within the planet. Implementing Franklin’s virtue of temperance would most likely eliminate or significantly reduce the overarching problem of obesity. In the words of…

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