Following are maxims from Benjamin Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” At age 27, Franklin published his almanack under the pseudonym “Richard Saunders.” It became very popular and he continued publishing every year for the next 26 years.
Here we are facing the new year 2016. Twenty, even ten years ago, this year seemed so far away. It is impossible to know the future, but the way the world and technology moves today it’s a good guess we will see many changes, both good and bad.
There’s an old saying that what you do on New Year’s Day sets the pattern for the rest of the year. According to customs in various cultures, people do things for good luck and to ward off evil for the new year.