Episode-74- Ben Franklin And Things To Do For A Better Life

Ben’s 4 Resolutions

  1. It is necessary for me to be frugal until I have paid what I owe.
  2. To endeavor to speak the truth in every instance
  3. To apply myself industriously to whatever business I take in hand.
  4. I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth.

Ben’s 13 Cardinal Virtues

  1. Temperance – Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation.
  2. Silence – Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself. Avoid trifling conversation.
  3. Order – Let all your things have their places. Let each part of your business have its time.
  4. Resolution- Resolve to perform what ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.
  5. Frugality – Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself. Waste nothing
  6. Industry – Lose no time. Be always employed in something useful. Cut off all unnecessary actions.
  7. Sincerity – Use no hurtful deceit. Think innocently and justly; and if you speak, speak accordingly.
  8. Justice – Wrong none, by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.
  9. Moderation – Avoid extremes Forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.
  10. Cleanliness – Tolerate no uncleanness in body, clothes or habitation.
  11. Tranquility – Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.
  12. Chastity – Rarely use venery but for health or offspring; never to dullness, weakness or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.
  13. Humility – Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

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