Ben Franklin was one of the greatest badasses this world has ever seen. He was an entrepreneur, scholar, politician, inventor, librarian, and master at the politics of people. Ben was
Ben also grew up dirt poor. His parents could only pay for 2 years of schooling, then he was forced to become a printing apprentice to his older brother James. For those who don’t know, working as a printing apprentice in the 1700’s wasn’t exactly glamorous. It was long hours in a hot shop, lifting heavy print presses, and carrying around massive stacks of papers. Ben didn’t give a damn though, he owned it.