This is a time for heroics. People are committed to ending the reign of the three-headed hydras, those persons in power driving society off a cliff.
We can’t afford, in a pandemic and economic free fall, to be controlled by the three-hydra heads called Apathy, Envy and Fear. COVID-19 has revealed, to those paying attention, a host of new and historical challenges that include benign neglect, social injustice and lack of access to the vital services for surviving and thriving. This virus pulled back the veil across fifty states to reveal just how vulnerable we are. If you lost your job you would discover that it’s a fast painful fall to the pavement. We not only have no safety net, the hydras invested our tax dollars in the SNPP (Safety Net Prevention Project). Donations were tax-deductible.
Yes, it’s tough to wake up to such a sh-t show. Yes, escaping into binge watching Netflix, recreational drugs, comfort food and social media does provide temporary relief. I have watched many friends and colleagues disappear into a cloud of diversions and denial. And I get it. It can all feel so overwhelming.
This is why our battle with the three-headed hydras is not a solo endeavor. There is success in numbers and I can attest to the power of synergy with compassionate and courageous colleagues. The Hydra Prevention Project (HPP) is up and running.
When people ask me how I‘m doing amid the unprecedented level of crises and insanity, I can honestly say, “Inspired.” The bold work ahead, removing hydras and reinventing society so that 100% of us can thrive, has never been so clear and the collaborations have never felt so empowering. With your engagement, the hydras are history!
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Please excuse any typos as I construct an article at 3am on only one cup of Joe. These stories are mine and mine alone. I do not represent any organization here. If one of my illustrations looks like a real human or three-headed hydra, that’s total coincidence. Words and images ©Dominic Cappello but share with everyone you know. Questions? The Plan Forward awaits you here: www.tenvitalservices.org