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Your superpowers are needed.

The time for superheroes is now

EPISODE UPDATE: THE HYDRAS ARE WINNING

Things are not going well in your city. Most of our leaders, the three-headed hydras of Apathy, Envy and Fear, are running society into the ground. For some families, accessing medical and mental health care is near impossible. For parents, jobs or job training are non-existent. Across town, caregiving grandparents struggle to secure food and stable shelter for their grandkids. And then we have public schools without the resources to protect and nurture students, let alone teach them how to learn (not just what to learn). Finally, in one of the most-resourced nations on earth, there are families without water, electricity or wifi (that could connect them to vital information and services).

Our world is not working right.

A culture of greed, disparities and social injustice is the world we live in. It might not be right outside your window but it is a very short drive away. And why is the world this way? Why have we allowed, and voted in, the three-headed hydras decade after decade? Our city and county governments require caring humans, not demented hydras, as local leaders control the budgets that ensure (or deny) the vital services for surviving and thriving.

Grab a cape.

Yes, happy to take questions. One answer. It’s time for you to get a cape and get into the superhero business. And if you need a quick course on what superheroes do, no problem. (Details follow.) What matters most is that you turn your feelings of caring into action. The time for superheroes is now.

*The future is what we make it. Join the evolution.

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

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A NY Times bestselling author, social justice activist, Oprah guest, co-author of Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras, 100% Community and Anna, Age Eight.

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