Toughness and Serenity
A hope I have for this new administration: that the uncommonly calm-seeming Obama will make it hip to be understated.
I have a stake in this. While I strive to be bold and clear, I’m naturally inclined toward saying things only once and none too loudly.
Now we have a leader who has managed this enormous political feat while seeming almost serene. In the last week, Charlie Rose asked of one of his guests: “Does he have any outrage?”
I very much admire the combo of leadership and calm.
See?! Soft-spoken does not mean wimpy.
A person can boldly step to the front of the free world without getting all rowdy about it.
I thought I’d seen someone else writing to the same effect, with the title “Born to Be Mild.” But it was about a motorcycle.