This isn't a political message, it's more of a personal one- at least for me. There's nothing wrong with a plan but a plan that has no bend is easily broken. Expectations are the same way. If you're too rigid with the life you expect, you won't be able to embrace the life you actually get and so you spend it disappointed or frustrated. This doesn't mean you shouldn't work to improve your life or strive to achieve a goal that could change your life for the better- it's just that often times the life you're given is far better than you give it credit for.