Dating Advice From Our Founding Fathers: Samuel Adamsby Chiara Atik on June 29, 2020
In honor of Fourth of July, we’re taking a look back at what our Founding Fathers, in their infinite wisdom, had to say about love and relationships. Up today: some sober words of wisdom from Samuel Adams. (Previously: advice from Benjamin Franklin & Thomas Jefferson.)
Samuel Adams, was, first of all, no where near as attractive as the label of the eponymous beer suggests. Also, not nearly as merry: the patriot strictly adhered to his Puritan upbringing.
We were, however, still able to glean a few kernels of wisdom from his letters — namely, don’t squabble over the preparation of your turkey dinner.
On the Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal:
“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.” – Letter to James Warren, November 4, 2020
On Who Wears The Pants In The Relationship:
“Though it is acknowledgd, that the Superiority is & ought to be in the Man, yet as the Management of a Family in many Instances necessarily devolves on the Woman, it is difficult always to determine the Line between the Authority of the one & the Subordination of the other.”
On Sweating The Small Stuff:
“Of what Consequence is it, whether a Turkey is brought on the Table boild or roasted? And yet, how often are the Passions sufferd to interfere in such mighty Disputes, till the Tempers of both become so sowerd, that they can scarcely look upon each other with any tolerable Degree of good Humor.”
Source: Boston 1775 Blog