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Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Family had little money but was able to send him to some primary schools early. He quickly outgrew those schools mentally, but wasn't able to go to more challenging areas due to lack of money. So he started work early, in the printing business. And eventually became recognized as a prominent leader, and came to be known with these characteristics:
Franklin was a...
Scientist, activist, inventor, author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster,statesman, and diplomat. A Founding Father of America, and his path of complete, self success.
Franklin's Life Influences
Influences: Benjamin Franklin's single influence was himself. He always wanted more of himself, wanted to become better and smarter. He improved on himself, and in turn, improved the society of his time. He wanted to become enlightened, and past that even, always hungry for knowledge.
Motivation: Yet again, himself. He constantly pushed himself to better his life experience, to become well rounded and educated. He accomplished that for his time expertly, and then became motivated to better the world in the name of science and humanity. That is where his free will and determination set in place and became seen. His need for improvement on anything came to him randomly at anytime, and he made that genius change his world.
He truly believed this, and it came to be something that he loved doing. Franklin owned thousands of books, and read and studied them all. He was self educated and thus became very successful. Always wanting to learn more made his life more fulfilling.
Franklin Compared in Modern Times
If I had the same skills as Mr. Franklin, I would definitely imitate his style of just about everything to live up to him. I would try to make the best of myself, as he did. I would write an autobiography of how I learned my spot in life, and creatively how I improved on everything I could. The book would be inspirational as well, causing more people to do incredible good for the world. I would try to make a huge scene of world peace, and influence the world with a persuasive voice. The world would change with Franklin's thoughts today, and i would embody the ideals and spread them throughout the world. Self success and and strive for excellence would surge, while maintaining a sense of world peace would surface continuously.
Historical Summation- Profiles in Greatness: Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin the Activist
Franklin initiated himself, he figured out himself he wanted to act against those issues. He was his own motivation, and he pushed himself his entire life. To learn more, gain more, and to use his genius ability to help the people. He knew that was his purpose, and he continued to do good will for himself and others through civil work and inventive ideas.
With the help of Mr.Franklin America was able to breakaway from England to become the United States of America. He accomplished freedom. He later helped write the constitution which was a giant leap for all people in America for the better. Inalienable rights now granted and protected for the people. His judgement was equally balanced, and he helped solve some of America's biggest problems during his time.
Benjamin Franklin had a way with words, and learned how to be persuasive. He was smart, and used his persuasion especially during Revolution times. Political cartoons helped side people with independence and patriotism. If he couldn't achieve his goals through his voice, he just studied more and learned more on how to fix a problem. Through self improvement as well, he was able to accomplish goals.
He gave a few speeches, a few during the drafting of the Constitution, but he preferred to listen in on speeches and performances.
He did not break any laws against his own people, yet he did not obey the restricting laws of England at the time of Revolution. He disobeyed them, and favored patriotism for the cause of the freedom of the future United States. He was willing to die for the cause.
Franklin being a diplomat, he rarely got to see his family. In turn, during one of his stays to keep ties with France strong, he returned home to find his wife deceased. Family became loose around him due to his long absences. During the Revolution, lives were lost for the cause too. It took a lot of time to strategize the war and friendships with other countries, and he had no time for relaxation.
Benjamin Franklin would definitely be active in modern times. He would support Civil Rights further and all the societal issues that are present now, and even speak out with foreign affairs. His balanced and equal judgement is what the world needs today, something creative and new that everyone sees and notices, and gets along with.
Franklin, all in all, supported just about all freedoms, and he was always willing to take difficult measures to accomplish something that he thought was of more value than the cons.
Benjamin Franklin's American Experience and Conclusion
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