Monday, February 8, 2016

Just Life| The Butterfly Effect

I accidentally came across this very short book," The Butterfly Effect" by Andy Andrews and decided to read it during my lunch break.

Here is the book's message:

Everything you do has an effect on the world as a whole.

The majority of the book is about Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. 

During The Civil War, Chamberlain, who was a teacher by trade, became a Colonel in the Union Army. Chamberlain and his men were on a hill near Gettysburg Pennsylvania. 

His commanding officer, told him: " Whatever you do, you can't let them come through here."

So Chamberlain and his men, stationed on top of a hill did their best to hold their ground until they ran out of ammunition. Chamberlain knew there was very little hope of getting out of that place alive and he had a choice to make. 

Instead of retreating, Chamberlain ordered his soldiers to "fix your bayonets now" and the school teacher from Maine, roared "CHARGE"! Bravely, he started running towards the enemy and his men followed him. 

When the confederate soldiers saw Chamberlain charging towards them, they were surprised. "A beaten regiment would not charge", they thought.  

The Confederate soldiers thought that Chamberlain's reinforcements had arrived. So many Confederate soldiers chose to retreat rather than fight Chamberlain and his men.

Within 5 minutes, Chamberlain and his army of 80 soldiers, captured 4000 Confederate soldiers.

Historians believe that if the Confederate soldiers had won the Battle of Gettysburg, The South would have won the war.

Many believe that if the South won the war, it would have been the end of the United States of America.

You see, the actions and bravery of one man, saved an entire country.

Signing off until next Monday- Panteha