Benjamin was a man of extraordinary culture. The United States as such exists thanks to people like him. During his life he invented a lot of things like Musical instruments, lightning rods, bifocal lenses, fins, etc. He was an entrepreneur: he ran mail and newspapers.
He was in charge of creating the US currency. He managed peace between America, England and France. He helped make America independent and organized states and government. He founded the University of Pennsylvania. In The Way to Wealth Summary you can have the best idea of his understanding of the wealth.
He was a practical person. He saw things from the point of view of “what can this useful thing do? How can it be useful to people?” He saw science for practical purposes. He had in mind the goal of making science useful.
Pragmatism, no astral philosophies
He knew how to combine scientific theories, with technical inventions, with experiments and practical utility.
As a scientist he appreciated the mechanics of how the world works and had little appreciation for abstract theories or the sublime. He was a great experimenter and an intelligent inventor with an emphasis on useful things. But he had neither the temperament nor the training for deep conceptualization.
Focus on finding facts and putting them to use.
One thing he said and struck me for his humility and importance: People will be more easily led to admire your work if you are able to make them feel jealous of you.