about The American Mind
In a life that rose from familial ostracism, a second-grade education, and moral wandering to world-renown heights in science, politics, philosophy, philanthropy, personal wealth, and peer respect, Benjamin Franklin demonstrated what happens when a person uses their mind to the best possible advantage. If Benjamin Franklin’s way of thinking could be bottled and sold; if drinking a bottle of Ben Franklin Cola would take your life to the level Ben’s life achieved, would you want a swig?
This book is not about Benjamin Franklin, rather, it introduces you to the way that people like Benjamin Franklin think, the way they see and deal with the world around them. It is a purely American way of thinking. Yet unnamed at its inception, on July 4th, 1776, The American Mind formally unleashed itself upon the world. It was a new way of thinking that would slingshot humankind’s societal advance with historically blinding speed. Life on planet earth has never been the same since.
So, what are the elements that make up this Mind? What are the principles that instruct these elements and the promises that follow? Life is meant to be joyful. As it has done for millions of Americans and the world at large, becoming The American Mind takes life to heights of accomplishment, happiness, and fulfillment that life was meant to enjoy.