The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

What inferences can you make about Franklin's attitudes and beliefs, based on his plan to achieve moral protection? If franklin were alive today, what modern causes might he support?


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I think Franklin was looking for a perfection that does not exist. He wanted to undertake "the bold and arduous project of arriving at Moral Perfection." Mastering the thirteen virtues he picks would really be folly and contrary to human nature. Still, he tried. I think he might have supported devout Christian-like ideals today.