A very good post. I’ve been working through many of these thoughts myself, but this post covers many things I hadn’t even considered yet.

“Don’t mindlessly RT, share or echo the insights of others. If you admire someone, tell them as much and share content because of its worth, not because of social gain.”


George Washington will always be counted amongst the greatest citizens of the United States, for any number of reasons. My heart may lie with Franklin, my spirit with Jefferson and my mind with Hamilton… but Washington lays claim to my respect, for any number of good reasons.

The first President of the United States was far from a perfect man, as is true of any of us, but his contemporaries saw in him a rare nobility of character that distinguishes Washington still today.

Last year, I came across a list of rules for civility and decent behavior that were ascribed to him by the editors of Foundation Magazine. Their origin?

According to the article:

“By age sixteen, Washington had copied out by hand, 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. They are based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. Presumably…

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