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Mr. Courage

Jorge Newbery encouraged everything and most of the time he achieved his goal.

Jorge Newbery did in 38 years much more than any of us could ever dream of doing in his life. He had many, very different interests, and he excelled in all of them. He was a multiple sportsman -he excelled in boxing, swimming, motor racing, fencing, rowing, among other sports-, an engineer, an outstanding scientist, an impeccable civil servant and, of course, an aviator (not for nothing does the Buenos Aires airport bear his name). He was also the first Argentine popular idol who did not come from politics. At that time (late 19th and early 20th centuries), there had not yet been any singers, actors or sportsmen who had aroused popular fervor. Newbery was the first public figure, outside politics, to gather crowds to see his exploits and capture the attention of the media. All this even when it was considered a "packet" because of its family origin. How did Newbery get involved in and excel in all the activities in which he did? They say it was because he was not afraid of anything: at that time he was known as "Mr. Courage". Jorge Newbery encouraged everything and, most of the time, achieved his goal. Many of us, perhaps, would do well to implement the same philosophy of life from time to time.

Publication Date: 03/08/2020

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