Sunday, June 10, 2018
When you hear the name “Mister Rogers” up pops an image
of a really nice adult that talks to children. His show “Mister
Rogers Neighborhood” ran for 33years on public television. It’s
theme of music, stories, guests, and characters all designed to
deliver a message to both adults and children was his gift to
many. His message was one of universal. What can his birth
order tell us about the man, Fred Rogers.
Fred was born March 20, 1928 in Latrobe Pennsylvania to
James and Nancy Rodgers. James was an accountant- banker
and Nancy a stay at home mom. He was their firstborn and
Only child until they adopted a daughter 11 years later. Her
name was Elaine Crozier and he loved her dearly. Fred
recounts that he was a sickly child and spent a lot of time at
home. His maternal grandfather also lived with the family
and like his mother, played the piano. They taught Fred to
play the piano at an early age. While recuperating from his
many illnesses, Fred found entertainment in music and the
use of puppets to make up stories. Only children can be
their own best friend.
The Only Child
All firstborns are Only children until the next sibling arrives.
The Only child grows up in an adult world. Adults are his
peers. He tends to follow in the footsteps of adults not his
own generation. In Fred’s case it was his grandfather that
had an enormous influence on his life. Retired from the
railroad but living in the same house he became Fred’s
friend and teacher. Parents of Only children are very
protective. As an adult his mother made all of his cardigan
sweaters that he wore on the show. Only children are also
an amalgam of their parent’s birth orders and that is why no
two Only children are alike. In the movie “Willy Wonka:
The Chocolate Factory,” we saw two types of Only children.
One, very adult like and responsible and the others spoiled
children. Fred was the responsible type who felt no fear of
being dethroned by his younger sibling. His adult role as a
father figure to millions fits right in with his birth order.
The Only/One Birth Order
Raised as an Only child for 11 years before the family adopted
his sister makes Fred an Only/One Double birth order. He is
more an Only child than a Firstborn as the eleven years makes
a difference. He never felt threatened by his younger sister
and instead was supportive of her, more like a parent. With
such a secure position in the family he could be gentle and
caring and not feel threatened. In real life, it is said, he was
the same person that the kids saw on screen.
After high school Fred got his Bachelor’s degree in music
composition from Rollins College in 1951 and a divinity
degree from the Pittsburgh theological Seminary in 1962.
His special mission was to keep doing what he was doing
on television to reach as many children as possible with his
message of tolerance and love. His show premiered on
February 19, 1968 and ran until August 31, 2001. He had
been displeased at the way television addressed children and
wanted to make a change. This was his calling as a
Presbyterian minister. He was a progressive pacifist all his
life and it showed.
Fred and Joanne Byrd married in 1952. They met at
college where she was a music major and became a
professional pianist. They had two sons James and
John and three grandsons. They were married 50 years
until his death in 2003.
There have been only a few times that Mr. Rogers had
to speak up about his image. In 1985 Burger King used
an actor to impersonate Mister Rogers calling him Mister
Rodney. Fred contacted the Senior Vice President and
he pulled the ad. Johnny Carson did a parody skit called,
“Mister Rambo’s Neighborhood.” Fred complained and
Johnny publicly apologized. He had no trouble with the
parody done by Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live
“Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood”. He found it funny
and affectionate. The fact that it was aired around midnight
when his viewers would be in bed was another reason he
ok’d it. In 1998 he filled suit against a Texas store using
his likeness on T-shirts which contained a handgun and the
slogan Welcome to my “hood”. He got the Tee Shirts
removed and destroyed. He is also credited with saving the
VCR in his testimony for the Supreme Court that he
thought it beneficial that children could tape his program.
Last, the rumor that he was a Navy Seal or Marine sniper
is false. He never served in the military.
Fred died of stomach cancer February 27, 2003. He leaves
behind several generations of children that learned so much
from his program. He was truly the parental figure that
portrayed the best in parenting.
We will all remember that, “It’s a Beautiful Day in the
and “You made this a special day just by being Yourself.”
For more information about birth orders and double birth
orders you can find it in my book Life’s Fingerprint: How
Birth Order Affects Your Path Throughout Life by Dr.
Robert V. V. Hurst. Visit my website
@ www.lifesfingerprint.com and contact me for a free
audio version of the book.
Monday, March 26, 2018
It was the Olympics in South Korea of 2018 that the world got
their first good look at the younger sister of Kim Jong-Un, the
dictator of North Korea. This was the first time that a member
of the ruling Kim dynasty had visited South Korea since the
Korean War. Although the US media fawned over her
appearance it is her birth order that will unmask her. It will
answer why her brother selected her to represent the country
and play a part in his regime. She is currently the Director of
the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Worker’s
Party of Korea.
Kim Yo-Jong is the daughter of him Jong-il (Blog 3-1-11)
and his wife Ko Yong-Hui, born September 26, 1987. She and
her brother Kim Jong-Un (Blog 4-15-13 ) have the same father
and mother. She and her brother were both in Switzerland at
the same time studying together from 1996-2000. Their time
together in a foreign country surly helped their relationship as
they had to depend on each other.
Her Double Birth Order
In order to get a Double birth order the interval between
siblings or groups of sibling must be four or more years.
Kim Yo-Jong has a Five/Only birth order. Looking at her
siblings show us how this was calculated.
#1 Kim Jong Nam 1971 Mother Mistress Song Hye Rim
#2 Kim Sol Song 1974 Mother Kim Young Suk
10 Year Gap
#3/1 Kim Joung Chal 1981 Mother Ko Young Hui
#4/2 Kim Jong-Un 1983 Current dictator
4 Year Gap
#5/0 Kim Yo-Jong 1987 (A five is a 2nd level #1)
Birth Order Characteristics of the 5/0
As the fifth child, she starts the birth order series again,
having characteristics of a firstborn. This second group
of birth orders has more muted personality traits then their
counterparts in the first group. If the firstborn wants to
be in charge, the fifth born will not charge right in and
take over. They would be content to wait for an opening
and then an invitation. Her Only birth order will give her
great strength to carry out any task without needing
approval. This is the adult in the room and she would be
strong but not impulsive.
Characteristics of Kim Jong-Un 2/4 Double Birth Order
The #2 birth order is often referred to as the “middle” child
as he seems to want to go his own way. This child does not
want to be told what to do and appears stubborn. This was
the birth order that Kim Jong-Un shared with his father Kim
Jong-il and why he was picked to succeed him. This birth
order number is very competitive and they want to control
their own space. In his case the country of North Korea.
They can appear to be a rebel but can cover up this personality
trait with an outgoing personality. The four birth order is the
real baby in the family and their life is centered around fun.
They are outspoken like a child and appear to be very
self-centered and their own cheerleader.
Kim Yo-Jong and Kim Jong-Un
Her brother is lucky to have his sister by his side. She would
be the voice of reason and not be impulsive. He on the other
hand with his Two/Four double birth order will be much more
volatile than Kim Yo-Jong.
Future Negotiations with President Donald Trump
President Trump shares the #4 birth order with Kim Jong-Un.
They both have Double birth orders as Trump is a #1/4 and
Kim a #2/4. This childlike impulsive #4 birth order will give
the two of them a starting point of agreement but Trump’s #1
birth order will try to overpower Kim’s #2. This is where we
should hope his sister Kim Yo-Jong influences her brother to
be reasonable which she could do. Only time will tell.
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Life’s Fingerprint: How Birth Order Affects Your Path
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Friday, February 23, 2018
This newly released book is the story of Nettie Sachs, an
immigrant born in Lithuania in 1885. Coming to America
opened a world of opportunities for her. Educated in New
York as a pharmacist she life was an adventure in America..
She experienced the Spanish American war, Galveston
Hurricane of 1900, Louisiana Exposition in St. Louis in 1904,
ending with bootlegging and speakeasy’s in Chicago. Married
five times, widowed twice, she gave birth to six children.
Nettie was murdered by her fifth husband when she was only
37 years old. Her last father –in –law was envious of her
wealth and wanted to claim it for his own. He used his son,
13 years her junior to marry her, then kill her. This true story
and the trial for her murder was the headline in papers across
the country in 1923.
Characters and Birth Order
When stories are told and books are written they develop the
personalities of their characters with the story. Without
knowing it, they all fit their birth order personalities. This is
especially true when the story is true and not fiction. This is
the case with this book. The following are the birth orders of
the main characters.
Our central character is Nettie. She had four older siblings
but there was a large age gap between her next older sister
and Nettie. This gave Nettie a five/only double birth order.
The five is a second level #1 so Nettie was a very put together
woman that was very much in charge. Her Only traits gave
her the ability to take charge and push forward with great
Second Husband Louis Zauderer
Louis Zauderer was her second husband. He had a double
birth order of a 2/1. Louis started the second group of
children in the family as he had a much older brother. He
also had a younger sister a 3/2 who must have dethroned
him. She married a very wealthy attorney and their parents
moved into his house in New York. Louis never got over
the dethroning and turned to drugs and alcohol. He was a
very unhappy man all his life. He had multiple wife’s after
Nettie’s best friend Anna
Anna was a third born with older brothers. She was shy and
protected by her older brothers. This made her very timid and
careful when she was on her own. Laughing on the outside
but crying on the inside. When she got older she developed a
very tough exterior to protect her inner self, the number three
doesn’t want anyone to know how vulnerable they are.
This was Nettie’s older brother in Houston. (He spelled his
name differently) He had a One/Only double birth order very
similar to Nettie’s Five/Only. This was the reason they got
along so well and he was very supportive of her. He help
finance her education, she in turn named her first child for
him.. Edward was a very successful businessman in Houston.
Dr. Samuel Herskovitz
Sam was Nettie’s third husband. He was a number four birth
order. The baby in the family that everyone wanted to help.
Women especially were fond of “taking care” of Sam. He had
a very interesting relationship with an older woman who
helped him during his medical school education. Sam was a
driven man especially in his profession but didn’t mind
taking a back seat to Nettie who had the superior birth order.
Harry was Nettie’s fifth husband and her murderer. He was a
firstborn that was coddled by his immigrant parents. He could
do no wrong and was given anything he wanted. This
developed in him an ego and superior attitude. He felt laws
were for others and that he was smarter than everyone else.
A small time wise guy in the 1920’s. His luck ran out when
he was convicted of Nettie’s murder.
I think you will enjoy this book now that you understand some
of the character’s birth orders. Real life is sometimes stranger
than fiction. You can learn more about birth order in my book
Life’s Fingerprint: How Birth Order Affects Your Path
Throughout Life. If you buy The Heartless Murder of Nettie
Sachs, I will send you a code to get the audio version of Life’s
Fingerprint Free. You can reach me through my website