My motivation for this blog is to change my habits and become a better person. I wish to keep true to the virtues I have chosen. Benjamin Franklin was a man who kept true to many virtues. He created a process, in which I wish to replicate to some degree, to start and maintain virtues that he wanted to keep.
Here are my virtues and strategies to commit to them: Honesty: Do not lie to others or yourself in any fashion. I will remind myself every time I might lie that it is always better to tell the truth, because the lie becomes evident eventually. Sincerity: Act accordingly to how you speak. I will always keep promises, to do this, I will set reminders on my phone for when I promise to do things. Tranquility: Do not get angry or upset at small or meaningless trifles. I will keep calm, tell myself that it’s not worth getting angry at, and take deep calming breaths. Diligence: Study for each test for at least an hour each day for 2 days before a test. I’ll Tell my parents to remind me to study, and tell them when I have tests. Self-Control/Nutrition- Minimize eating junk food and candy. I will limit the amount of candy/junk food in sight, this way I am not tempted to eat them.
I hope to gain and stick with at least one or two of these virtues even after the project. I believe that through committing to these virtues I will be able to better myself. I predict that I will be able to stick with most of the virtues, I believe I will make multiple mistakes, but for the most part I will stay true to the virtues.