Just been reading up on Benjamin Franklin (I'm from England and we don't really study American history so much) but this guy was a freakin' genius. He must have had high IQ or something because he accomplished so much in his life, it's F**king crazy!! Just read this article about his life, truly amazing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_franklin What I really like about Franklin, was not only did he write, invent, discover and do such much positive stuff in his life (one of the first people to abolish slavery), but he also had his own problems with regards to family, illegitimate children, betrayal, the love of his life marrying another dude before eventually marrying him and he just had real issues to deal with in his life. Sometimes when reading about what positive stuff he did, it's easy to think of him as some kind of holy man that could do no wrong, but he was just a real guy that you can relate to. I just started working two jobs, because I really want to pay off some debt that has been hanging over my head and collecting interest. His advice and writings for making money is just great stuff ... his 13 virtues! He's my new hero, gonna read up more about this guy!