Running With Plan B.
A special report on This American Life follows the lives of
several people currently living what they unequivocally call "Plan B." Host Ira
Glass expounds his thoughts on an informal poll and a seemingly universal human
reality: He asked a room of hundred people to think back to the beginning of
adulthood when they were first formulating a plan for their lives. He called it
Plan A, "the fate you were sure fate had in store." He then asked those who were
still following this plan to raise their hands. Only one person confessed she
was still living Plan A; she was 23 years old.