AP Lang 1P
7 August 2013
Intro: Hi, I’m Larissa! I don’t know much about blogging or Benjamin Franklin, but I’m excited to give blogging a shot and learn about Mr. Franklin.
Leave a Comment: Benjamin Franklin stated multiple times throughout Part One that speaking in a respectful manner towards those you wish to benefit from can increase your chances of being successful tremendously. More specifically on page thirteen. He explains not being overly confident in your own opinion can help with gaining the assurance of others, and having an air of diffidence can make some apprehensive. I think this is fit to imitated in today’s world because overly-confident people has always been somewhat irritating; especially when the opinion they are expressing is not parallel with your own. Spewing out information you think is factual is less effective than stating your opinion in a respectful way.
Reply: I agree! I think almost everyone has had a friend ask them for advice, and once they have given them their opinion that friend chooses to ignore it because it is not their own opinion. Going into any situation with an open mind is always beneficial and is definitely “fit to be imitated”.
Leave a Comment: Since Franklin was so interested in reading, even as a child, it is fitting that he would also be interested in writing and prose. While he was in England he and a few other men exchanged their writings with each other and allowed them to be criticized. I think this helped improve Franklin’s own writing.
Reply: I think the fact that Benjamin Franklin did not let his father discourage his want to improve his writing is very admirable. Also, that he used his father’s criticism to improve his writing is something we should all learn from!
Leave a comment: Twitter is gaining popularity every day, and I, like many others, had an account. At the beginning of the summer I started to think about what the point of it actually was, and I couldn’t think of anything of importance so I deleted my account. When deleting your account Twitter prompts you to a page that informs you your account will be suspended for about 30 days, and then permanently deleted. The first couple days of not going on Twitter was rough, and I assumed I would just re-open my account. After about a week I realized I didn’t feel the need to be constantly aware of…