Are you practicing the virtue of tranquility? Here are 5 questions to ask yourself at your Ben Franklin Circle.

Franklin’s definition: “Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.”


1. What are the consequences of failing to be tranquil?


2. When was the last time a “trifle” or “accident” bothered you? Were you able to practice this virtue, and let go? If so, what helped you successfully let go? If not, what hindered you?


3. We might summarize Franklin here as saying: Don’t be petty and don’t cry over spilled milk. Why is tranquility, understood in this way, important?


4. What are ways that you try to practice tranquility in your life? How you find balance?


5. How does physical activity play a role in your own quest to a tranquil life?