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As Eunice Shriver leaves us, reflect on Sargent Shriver

As Eunice Shriver leaves us, reflect on Sargent Shriver

With the passing of Eunice Shriver, I’d like to comment on her Blue husband Sargent. He is still alive, by the way, but deep into Altzheimers.

 

Sargent Shriver is a super role-model for extraverted Blue-Orange folks. He did what most Blue people would find extremely difficult to emulate – be successful a la Donald Trump in the financial world. He singlehandedly doubled the financial empire of Joe Kennedy in Chicago then, amidst the Green and Orange uber-aura of the Kennedy family and administration, he jumped in to be the Green and Gold expert behind major choices in the Kennedy cabinet. The founding of the Peace Corps was entirely his doing – from the initial idea to painstakingly and patiently walking the corridors of Congress to get the bill passed.

 

One thing I have learned about all this temperament stuff is that one’s “core temperament” need not impede us from greatness – especially when we are willing to be Renaissance People with all of the learning, experience, courage, and discipline that that requires.