“Can Do” Attitude

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Benjamin Franklin, painted by Maria Kalman

Benjamin Franklin didn’t invented the “can do” attitude, but he certainly possessed an ability to accomplish everything he could with his life.

Maria Kalman’s illustrated narrative for The New York Times is all about the American — full of inventiveness and never bored — whose work and ethic changed the world.

I don’t think he was ever bored. He saw a dirty street and created a sanitation department. He saw a house on fire and created a fire department. He saw sick people and founded a hospital. He started our first lending library. He saw people needing an education and founded a university. He started the America philosophical society, where men and women shared developments in science.

Onward and upward, tomorrow if not today.

(via kottke.org)


Aaron Proctor
Founder, FWD:labs
Director of Photography site

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