Autobiography of Ben Franklin

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Autobiography of Ben Franklin. Establishing YOUR dream. I wished to live without committing any fault at any time.. Reflection: List all the faults that you have. List all the good qualities you have. Why would it be beneficial to live with no faults?. We are learning about morality. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Autobiography of Ben FranklinEstablishing YOUR dream

  • I wished to live without committing any fault at any time.

    Reflection: List all the faults that you have. List all the good qualities you have.Why would it be beneficial to live with no faults?

  • We are learning about moralityConnotations

  • Moral Perfection:of or relating to perfecting the principles of right and wrong in behaviorVirtue: a commendable quality or traitVice: a moral fault or failing

  • 13 virtueswork on one by one Record progress in a special notebookPlace a black mark beside a forgotten virtue Failings = vices = need to get rid of

  • What are the 13 virtues? Temperance Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.Silence Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.Order Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.Resolution Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.Frugality Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.

  • 13 cont. Industry Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.Sincerity Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.Justice Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty.Moderation Avoid extremes; forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.Cleanliness Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation

  • Do you suppose his plan was successful? Explain.

  • 13 cont.Tranquility Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.Chastity Humility Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

  • ConnotationsEach of the 13 virtues was chosen carefully by Benjamin Franklin for the particular connotations (the ideas associated with a word), which can be positive, negative, or neutral.

  • Connotations

    Words +-0Why?Sincerity: dont use harmful deceit when giving your opinionSincerity is usually considered a positive quality. When a person is sincere they do not have ulterior motives for being nice and they do not lie just so you will not be mad or upset with them. Virtue.Honesty: truthfulness & sincerityWorkaholic: constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken at expense of other things Blunt: abrupt mannerHygiene habitually keeping things cleanDiligence: constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertakenImmaculateness: keeping things spotlessly clean

  • Exit TicketConsider the 13 virtues Benjamin Franklin chose to include. Which virtue on his list strikes you as being the most important? Explain why. Which virtue on his list would you choose to help improve your life? Explain why.