Benjamin Franklin on Vacation

Benjamin Franklin was a hard worker. He became a printer, a scientist, a writer, a diplomat, musician, an inventor, and a philosopher. His tips and words of wisdom included in “Poor Richard’s Almanac” have stood the test of time. Many are repeated today. And yet he seemed to always find time for some fun and entertainment.

I believe Ben would have loved the words of Lee Iacocca, the former CEO of the Chrysler Corporation. He may have even stolen them and printed them in his almanac: “Over the years, many executives have said to me with pride: ‘Boy, I worked so hard last year that I didn’t take a vacation.’”

Iacocca added: “I always feel like responding: ‘You dummy. You mean to tell me that you can take responsibility for an $80 million project and you can’t plan two weeks out of the year to have some fun?’”

Can’t you just hear Ben saying something like that?

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