Distracted and preoccupied.
Logical and orderly.
Impulsive and unpredictable.
Cynical and mistrustful.
“I hope, therefore, that some of my descendants may follow the example and reap the benefit.”
“Philadelphia was a city at the heart of America’s independence.”
“Benjamin Franklin also contributed to public service.”
“Almost everyone secretly desires to attain perfection in some field.”
Franklin’s desire for perfection
The story of the speckled ax
The references to Socrates and Pythagoras
Franklin’s desire to help his descendants
He imitates engraved copies.
He buys a speckled ax.
He compiles thirteen virtues.
He avoids trifling conversation.
Accomplishing good things.