Poor Richard’s Almanack

The following is in response to Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack.”

Riley, a character from the popular animated series “Bookdocks,” enjoying a huge greasy burger from his grandfather’s restaurant The Itis, named after the sleepy feeling you get after eating such foods.

Two of Franklin’s aphorisms stood out the most to me when reading “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” I like the proverb “He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face” because of the point that it makes: don’t complain that you got hurt when you were all “up into someone else’s business.” I also like the proverb “To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals” because not only is it good advice—if you can’t walk up a flight of stairs without stopping to catch your breath, like I am after McDonads-induced-itis, then you should probably lay off the fried foods—but because Franklin himself was an overweight guy that should have probably “lessen[ed]…[his] meals.”


About evinhughes

I am a graduate of Georgia Southern University. I have a bachelors degree in Information Technology and a bachelors in Writing and Linguistics.
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