|Cover of The Back-Up Plan|
But all too often, when there's no plan, when "We'll figure it out then," we end up sitting on our asses, eating takeout and watching TV. And sometimes that's wonderful; I've had nights in when I've ordered good pizza and watched some fun shows. Sometimes, that's what you need.
But sometimes, that's just boring.
And being a pessimist, I don't just want a plan. I want a backup plan. The more, the better, but one will do.
And when I have those plans, and they make sense, I can relax.
Oh, sure, something will still go wrong; I can't predict everything, try as I might. But I'll at least have some nice, comforting contingencies.