Please choose one to respond to in writing, or compare and contrast both:
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."--Benjamin Franklin
One of the founders of the United States, Benjamin Franklin is remembered as "the First American" for advocating an independent country and raising awareness of American accomplishments in invention, science, and government. He, like many gifted individuals, was a polymath (skilled in many disciplines--author, printer, businessman, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat).
"The glory of success has less to do with wins and losses than it does with the knowledge at the end of the day that there was nothing more you could have done to reach your ultimate goal."
Ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in modern history, Jackie Joyner-Kersee won three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals in track and field events at four different Olympic Games over 16 years. She is a motivational speaker and goodwill ambassador for the role of athletics in building character and offering opportunities to youth, and the most famous athlete to acknowledge struggling against asthma.