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The main lesson from 2020? Man plans—and God laughs

This should be peak planning season. But the last 12 months has revealed that we're not really in control of our lives

This should be peak planning season. In years gone by, we spent our winters beaverishly putting together plans of every shape and size. There’s the festive planning, of course—all that gifting and feasting entails logistical puzzles aplenty. Then in January comes the loftier business of planning for a whole new year: blocking out holidays and trips, dreaming up resolutions and goals as we strive to shape the months ahead before we’re swept up…

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