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The three-headed hydra of apathy, envy and fear wants us isolated and disconnected.

Who gets into the lifeboat?

I was on a zoom call with a group of community health advocates, discussing the pandemic and meeting the needs of our most vulnerable children and families. A young woman said, “I hear people say, ‘We are all in this together.’ I agree. It feels like we are all on the Titanic, rich and poor, going down. But who gets a seat on the lifeboat?”

There is so much historical trauma that can keep up apart. There are so many reasons why we must find a way to come together to ensure everyone survives and thrives. It won’t be easy. Each state and city has its own painful past to confront. But with compassion and courage, a collective plan forward is possible.

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? Answers await you here: www.tenvitalservices.org

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