There’s also ‘nowheres’
Re: the customer is always right - the future is populism (Oct. 6)
In his upcoming book, Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption, former prime minister Stephen Harper describes two kinds of people. He speaks of “anywheres,” whose relationships are with people like themselves from a range of countries, and “somewheres,” who are much more attached to the communities where they live and derive a sense of meaning from it.
As someone who works in the inner city, I see a third kind of person, the “nowhere,” a person who would probably like to be a “somewhere” but has lost hope. “Nowheres” have food and housing insecurity and do not have the means to address these basic needs. They are the human faces of the opioid crisis.
Let us join together to help the “nowheres” become “somewheres.” Naloxone kits will help them live today — better housing and food security will help them live tomorrow.
Dr. Brian Conway Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre