Its use has been influential in some of the best literature written by American authors, and as an English teacher, I have always felt the explanation of its origins is incredibly important to its proper use.
Upon arriving at the barracks, you'll find pairs of Flame Legion soldiers inside looking for your plans. You have your warband survivor with you, so as long as you only aggro one pair at a time, the fights should be relatively simple. Bundles are strewn across the barracks which may or may not help depending on your profession and skills.
As the leader, you assume that the follower in you will obey each order precisely as you have articulated it. And that your "follower self" will not be presented with any reasons to fail during the day. (After all, who plans to fail?) You ignore the possibility that the worker in you will be upset by a customer or colleague, or be called away to deal with an emergency, or fall behind because a meeting ran overtime. The day will go smoothly. Everything will fall into place. That was the plan.
Part 2 of a video series on World War I, this 7 minute film covers the start of the war and the Schlieffen Plan. In August 1914, the nations of Europe march enthusiastically to war. Capturing the mood of the time, famed sociologist Max Weber declares: "Regardless of outcome, this war is great and wonderful." With war plans like Germany's Schlieffen Plan and France's Plan XVII in place, each side is confident in early August that they can secure a quick victory. What they ultimately discover is that war is easy to plan... until it actually starts.
The Scottish poet Robert Burns reminded us the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Untested disaster recovery plans face a particular risk of encountering unexpected problems because they are activated during a crisis. By exercising your contingency plan before a disaster actually strikes, you reduce the likelihood of one problem compounding another.
Where do we turn when our hopes are dashed, when we look at best-laid plans and see only shattered dreams? With fresh perspectives on Jeremiah's plans for "a future of hope," Jesus' agony in the garden, and Isaiah's promise of "a way in the wilderness," Laura Kelly Fanucci offers hope for those wondering what comes next when life feels broken. 59ce067264