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Project 366 (2020) | November 12

Two things.

First, that truck. On the side it says, Harm Reduction Works. It’s part of an effort to combat the opioid crisis. That truck? That truck is hope–hope melded with effort.

Second, today is Doctor Who Day. Fifty-seven years ago on this date, the first episode of Doctor Who was broadcast. You don’t have to be a fan of the show to appreciate what The Doctor said.

Look, I know what you’re thinking, but it’s one possible future. It’s one timeline. You want me to tell you that Earth’s going to be okay? Cos I can’t. In your time, humanity is busy arguing over the washing-up while the house burns down. Unless people face facts and change, catastrophe is coming. But it’s not decided. You know that. The future is not fixed. It depends on billions of decisions, and actions, and people stepping up. Humans. I think you forget how powerful you are. Lives change worlds. People can save planets, or wreck them. That’s the choice. Be the best of humanity. Or…

Back to that truck. That truck? That’s people stepping up. Everybody can step up in some way. Even a small way. Like wearing a mask. The future is not fixed. People can save planets. Listen to The Doctor.

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