After a few decades of notices, we as a nation still have far to many people who "go there" after being told not to.
During the 1980s and 90s world leaders like Oprah and many others made it almost their personal crusade to stop us from going there. As a nation, we made bold steps toward that goal. But with all the work having been done, there are still many of us who continue there after being told "don't go there."
One would think we would have learned our lessons after hearing the chilling "you had to go there" after each misstep, reminding us again and again of the dangerous folly and frightening consequences that waited for us when someone went there. We endured, flourished even in the shadow of such a danger, and many of us refrained from the grave error. But some didn't.
Rodney Geodisc of Suitland, OR is one who regrets going there. Once a happy welder and father of two, Mr. Geodisc says his life has been more difficult since he went there, ignoring all sane counsel, and vows never to go there again. "It's been rough" he says, "I couldn't go back once I went there. I only hope my family will forgive me."
We hope they will too, but can we be sure? I wouldn't go there.