Reading about Benjamin Franklin’s Thirteen Virtues and why he put them in the specific order is fascinating. His logic makes sense. However, perhaps a daunting goal….to obtain perfection in those areas.
I love that after self-reflection during his project, he determined that he was “so much fuller of Faults than I had imagined”….but the persistent pursuit of his goals… That is perfect.
But, even better.. The imperfect man or “speckled Ax is best.” I take from this to always do your best to do no harm and to be loving and kind. But in our reflections, it could be easy to be a harsh judge of one’s self….