You might have seen this before.
It’s supposed to be Ben Franklin’s daily schedule, and it’s used all the time by can-do types who want to make you feel inadequate, because look at all the stuff Ben Franklin was able to get done before you’ve even shaved that three-day growth or changed out of your PJs you underachieving no-good slacker slug.
Twaddle, says I, twaddle.
What all these motivational types lose sight of (one of the things they lose sight of) is that Ben Franklin was a famous womanizer. When he was made US Ambassador to France,* he managed to avail himself of the relaxed French sexual morés, and did consort lo most lustily with anyone within eyesight.
Well, I’ve uncovered Franklin’s real daily schedule. It should offer some insight into how he was able to accomplish so much in one day, and give us all something to strive toward.
Next time some busybody wants to motivate you to greater things, whip out your copy of Franklin’s timetable, and watch their fervor vanish. You’re welcome.
* He really was.
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