Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A quote from Ben on choices

We stand at the crossroads, each minute, each hour, each day, making choices. We choose the thoughts we allow ourselves to think, the passions we allow ourselves to feel, and the actions we allow ourselves to perform. Each choice is made in the context of whatever value system we’ve selected to govern our lives. In selecting that value system, we are, in a very real way, making the most important choice we will ever make.
Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father and 6th of President of Pennsylvania in 1785


  1. Prez Ben? I missed that chapter. Back at Wall Lake No. 6 they told us one of the Adams boys was voted in sixth, about 35 years after Franklin died.

    I'd vote for him now, though. He wouldn't fool around whining about the etch a sketch, he'd invent a better one. And would encourage citizens to actually think. Maybe a Franklin/Adlai Stevenson ticket?

    1. Funny! I should read before I post. I corrected it. Now I have to find out if he really said that.