Remember: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are

4 Mar

I have been saying that line, or something similar for many years. However, it was not until today that I realized where I picked it up.

This winter, the South has been hit with some rough weather. There has been ice, snow and freezing temperatures. However, in this little pocket of the South, we have only gotten the cold air. No precipitation. People have been calling it the Snow Dome, a shield protecting us from the fate of others.

Whenever I read something about the Snow Dome, my mind goes to the 1980s and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, the second best movie in the Mad Max trilogy. Today, the Snow Dome failed, and ice descended upon us. I took to Twitter and blamed Aunty Entity for hiring Max to fight Master Blaster, an event that ended the Thunderdome era.Mad Max

That sparked some movie quote exchange between me and one of the Twitter folks out there. That, in turn, led me to discover that the saying I have been quoting all these years came from that movie.

Remember: no matter where you go, there you are.

When I use it, people usually look at me like I am crazy. However, I think it is a profound statement that means we cannot run away from ourselves. We all have problems and issues that need to be resolved. We have worries. We have stress. We have psychological aspects to ourselves that we would like to ignore.

Some people think they can get away from all of that by moving to another part of the world. Some people think they can get away from all of that by getting away from the people in our lives and throwing ourselves into the world of others. Some people think they can get away from all of that by losing themselves in an artificial high.

However, we cannot get away from all of that because it is all part of who we are.

No matter where you go, there you are. We cannot run away from ourselves and our internal problems. We can only face them and deal with them the best we can. Sometimes, like in my case, a good therapist is the answer, but that is not the only way.

Each of us is unique, with unique problems and unique ways of dealing with them.

Just keep in mind the wise words of Pigkiller, who I have unknowingly been quoting all of these years.Pigkiller

No matter where you go, there you are.

15 Responses to “Remember: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong March 4, 2014 at 02:35 #

    Kind of goes with the infamous coach Bellichek quote: “It is what it is.” Together, they sum up Life, the Universe and Everything.

    • Rick March 4, 2014 at 02:36 #

      Simple words mean complicated things. That’s language.

    • Rick March 4, 2014 at 02:37 #

      By the way, Bellichek was born in Nashville.

      • Marilyn Armstrong March 4, 2014 at 02:43 #

        I’m not surprised. Garry would know that. He’s a real sports fan. I will watch our teams (especially the Sox), but he’s a serious fan.

  2. El Guapo March 4, 2014 at 02:58 #

    We used to say “Wherever you are, you’re there”.
    Fortunately, it was before Thunderdome came out.

    • Rick March 4, 2014 at 03:39 #

      So that’s where the writers got it.

      • El Guapo March 4, 2014 at 03:48 #

        Hey, as long as we don’t have to pay royalties!

  3. jcalberta March 4, 2014 at 16:05 #

    my spiritual thing has saved my butt on many occasions.
    butt … you’re right, it doesn’t make our trials disappear.

    • Rick March 4, 2014 at 18:20 #

      That’s part of being human I guess.

  4. Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher March 5, 2014 at 16:33 #

    I’m fond of ‘off all the things that could have happened, this is what happened’ –

    • Rick March 5, 2014 at 20:38 #

      I haven’t heard that one, but I’m going to use it.

  5. CS December 11, 2015 at 11:49 #

    See Buckaroo Bonzai. Predates the Thunderdome.

    • Rick December 11, 2015 at 14:58 #

      Buckaroo Bonzai is one of my favorites. However, I didn’t realize that it came first.


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