Silence: Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.
As part of the Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection series, I will be living one of the 13 virtues described by Benjamin Franklin in the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. You can read how all this got started here.
This past week I found it pretty easy to keep with the temperance virtue with the exception of the first day of the challenge. The New England Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl in the best game I’ve ever seen. Lots of food and drink that day, including a 7.5 pound smoked brisket.
This week I’ll be focused on living the virtue of Silence.If you’re interested in the book that inspired this, it is available for less than $4 including shipping on Amazon. If you buy it through my link, by clicking on the image, I get 14 cents for the referral.