In society today, living a life of virtue does not appear to be as highly regarded as it once was. Just look at the latest posts in your social media feeds. How many of the posts represent virtuousness? What does that say about you? Most importantly, how are the things that you are projecting and consuming on social media affecting your long-term goals? Franklin believed that virtue was a better way to a successful life way back in 1791. Yes, there are many who are rewarded for their high profile lifestyle. But for every one of them, there are many entrepreneurs and small business owners quietly succeeding.
Franklin believed the best way to live a life of happiness was to live a genuine, honest life. And I would agree. Being truthful creates less stress in your life than telling lies. After all, liars must always remember their lies and live with the consequences if caught. Sincere people are genuine. They do not have to worry about being found out. And integrity holds you to your honesty and sincerity even when the stakes are high. Before blaming the world for your unhappiness, think about your character and how you treat other people. Do the words truth, sincerity, and integrity come to mind? If not, you have some work to do.