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13 Virtues of “The First American”

01 Jul, 2013 1 comment Career

Among the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, one name stands out distinctly above the rest – that of Benjamin Franklin. Also referred to as “The First American”, he was undoubtedly the foremost American of his day with a vision of unity and diplomacy unlike any other individual.  A scientist, diplomat, inventor, philosopher and businessman, his talents were multifarious, yet he remains to be a rather mythical figure in the popular imagination of contemporary world history. Franklin was a man of many virtues, and his emphasis on a living a virtuous life is reflected well in his autobiography – he lists out 13 virtues through which he’d sought to better his character. Throughout his lifetime, he practiced these virtues in one form or the other and while he did fall short of his plans at times he always believed in the strength of the attempt made. Franklin also believed in working on one virtue at a time, while “leaving all others to their ordinary chance”. The 13 virtues as developed by Benjamin Franklin were:

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10 Steps to Writing The Best Essay

09 Feb, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Writing. Not exactly everyone’s cup of tea, and with good reason too. See, writing may seem easy, but putting down thoughts in a continuous, error free manner takes a lot of practice, time, and paper. It’s not as hard as rocket science though. With a few steps and tips on how to do it, writing an essay can be a fun and enjoyable experience. Like John Trimble once said, ‘…write as if the person you are talking to is right there, and has a sense of humor and an appreciation for simple straightforwardness”.

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