As a student of business management I have learnt the importance of planning. Planning in life helps to avoid tensions and disappointments. I tend to plan everything because by nature I tend to get tense due to delays and failures. For example, if I have to reach a place I plan my trip working backwards the timings of my travel to the place, preparations before starting etc. giving enough allowances for delays and stops. This has helped me as I have said the tensions and disappointments. While I am like this, my close friend is of different view. He used to say to me 'why take the trouble of planning? if things don't work out to your plan it is going to lead to tensions and disappointments. So, be 'bindhas' or cool. Things will happen in their own way'. I would like to narrate a situation where my planning helped me and his not planning landed him in trouble. In 2002, when my son and daughter both got admissions to U.S. universities to do M.S, the time came for their departure. My daughter left few days ahead of my son as she went with a group of her friends who were all going to the same University of Texas at Arlington. We went to airport to see her off and I did not have to plan anything since her friends were there and arranged everything like transportation and they left well in advance also. For my son I had to accompany him and arrange things. So, I planned taking into account the fact one has to be at the airport three hours before the departure of the flight, it was taking 30-45 minutes to reach airport in off-peak traffic and i added allowances for possible delays etc. and arranged to leave our house at Anushakthinagar some five hours before the departure of the flight. It was mansoon season and we were having continouous rains. The day my son left there was not much rains and since we left well in advance, we reached the airport without going through any tensions and my son left after spending sufficient time with us after checking his baggage. My friend's son was to leave two days later and when I told him the next day about my planned arrangements, he as usual laughed and siad ' I agree with you that one should be three hours before departure. But, it takes only 30 minutes to reach airport. So, I will leave only 31/2 hours before the flight departure time. His son left for U.S and next day when I asked him how things went, he accepted that planning the time taking into account the delays would have saved him the goose pimples he got the previous day. What happened was that it rained heavily that day when he took his son to the airport and due to sudden flooding of water, the traffic moved in snail's pace and worse was that the vehicle got stuck up in knee-deep water in Sahar approach Road to Sahar International airport. His efforts to get a cab went fruitless and he and his son had to carry the luggages on their heads, wade through knee deep water making slow progress towards the airport. When they ultimately reached the airport it was just 30 minutes left for departure and so they earned the wrath of the airlines people, security people and everyone. The boy boarded the flight just in nick of time. Among married couple, some plan to get children not immediately after marriage and they succeed. I know of one couple who planned their married life and since both are working in U.S, they bought a house, cars for each, socialized a lot and enjoyed life to the fullest for the first four years. They went for a kid afterwards, got a cute child and now they have a well underatnding, happy life together. Another couple I know did not plan their married life, went for the baby immediately and got a baby exactly 10 months after marriage. Now, during their initial crucial period, all their attentions and concerns were on the baby and did not have any time to understand each other. So, they are having frictions. So, what I want to say is planning helps. But, one should also remember 'Man proposes God disposes'.