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The blog, The Art of Manliness, has skyrocketed. Recently there was a series of posts on Living the Virtuous Life like Benjamin Franklin. The following is one of the posts, for the others, follow the previous link.
Clearly, Ben was not referring to monastic solitude when he presented silence as a virtue. Instead, he had in mind the ability of knowing the appropriate time and words to speak. A gentlemen has always been judged by his manner of speech, yet our modern age presents a host of difficulties in this area that Franklin never faced.
Whether because of selfishness or simple ignorance, many men are drowning as they attempt to navigate the waters of proper communication. Here are four areas in life where men can apply the virtue of silence and make the world a bit more enjoyable for everyone. [Read more...]