Lessons in manliness: benjamin franklin's pursuit of the virtuous life this is the post that kicked off the series in it we discussed benjamin franklin's goal of moral perfection and how he set about attaining it through living his 13 virtues. Continually obsessed with self-betterment, franklin consents to the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection he creates a list of 13 virtues that are, in order: temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, cleanliness, tranquility, chastity, and humility. Start studying benjamin franklin the autobiography (arriving at moral perfection) learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Directing students to the excerpt from the autobiography of benjamin franklin (beginning on page 76 of this pdf, with the line it was about this time i conceiv'd the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection through page 83, with the line a benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself, to keep his friends in.
In benjamin franklin's arriving at perfection, he talk about his journey to be perfect franklins says that, i wish'd to live without commiting any fault at any time i would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. In chapter 9 of autobiography of benjamin franklin, mr franklin outlined his meticulous plan for reaching a state of 'moral perfection'franklin applied his usual logical and forthright intelligence to the task by looking at the way others had defined morality and then devising his own set of thirteen traits he felt he could cultivate in himself to ensure that he would develop an. Benjamin franklin the autobiography (arriving at moral perfection) benjamin franklin the autobiography (arriving at moral perfection) temperance (first virtue.
In arriving at perfection, an excerpt from his autobiography, benjamin franklin lays out a plan for his own self-improvement franklin was a conscious and conscientious perfectionist. Michael basti 11/14/14 per 5 arriving at moral perfection benjamin franklin excelled in the various tasks he had acquired throughout his years he had become an author, an inventor, and a scientist he had become an author, an inventor, and a scientist. Page 38 it was about this time i conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection i wished to live without committing any fault at any time i would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.
Franklin realized that achieving moral perfection would require living a balanced life answered by jill d #170087 on 10/12/2011 5:32 pm franklin saw himself as the most important obstacle in arriving at moral perfection. Benjamin franklin arriving at perfection benjamin franklin was a founding father of the united states, a revolutionary figure, an inventor, a co-author to the constitution, a husband and also a father. Benjamin franklin begins his essay with the following statement: it was about this time that i conciev'd the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection reading this sentence, a person could wonder what the word arduous means. Ben franklin, one of the world s wisest writers and the thinker upon whose advice etr is based, began his adult life with a very ambitious goal he wanted to achieve moral perfection moral perfection.
Benjamin franklin arriving at perfection arriving at perfection is an excerpt in benjamin franklin's autobiography in this excerpt, franklin wrote thirteen virtues that would, in his mind, make him a person living without any faults. Ben franklin's autobiography benjamin franklin's autobiography is an inspiring tale of his personal, as well as public achievement throughout his life franklin's life embodies the exemplary model of a life composed of discipline, self-reliance and self improvement.
Reconstitute himself by arriving at moral perfection by this device, franklin depicts a middle-class citizen of an individualistic, democratic, and commercial society, which. Title arriving at moral perfection: benjamin franklin and leo tolstoy created date: 20160808051214z. Benjamin franklin project for moral perfection i about the author ii summary iii thinking about the text iv thinking with the text as the youngest son of the youngest son for five generations back, benjamin franklin.