Benjamin Franklin was a great man and one of my heroes. I am making my writing about being a Mensch, a new sort of column.
Benjamin Franklin if you go by the classic (Leo Rosten) definition of mensch, falls short for one reason. The womanizing and treatment of his own family. Sorry Ben.
His son William ended up a Loyalist and moved to England. He all but abandoned his wife, Deborah Sampson.
Being a mensch is a tough job. I said in my first mensch post I fall short.
- Mensch (iamanauthorimustauth.wordpress.com)
- Review: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (spencerkimber.wordpress.com)
- Benjamin Franklin Wit and Wisdom (Americana Pocket Gift Editions) e-book (ektotiq.wordpress.com)