In Step

A story highlighting the power of soldiers marching in-step caught my attention.  As it turns out some soldiers are requested to ‘break step’ when marching over bridges.  The genesis for this protocol can be traced back to an incident in 1826 where a British platoon marching in-step created sufficient vibrational resonance to structurally damage the Broughton Suspension Bridge.  The incident has been repeated by the military foot soldiers of other nations.

It is a colorful example of the impact a small but well coordinated group can achieve.  When we are connected to a common purpose and headed in the same direction, we do not need everyone to make ourselves more powerful.  We need those who share a vision of a better future and are willing to coordinate their actions.  Who is marching with you?

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