A place is defined by its people


Thor: Ragnarok was much better than the first two Thor movies. I liked the first two as well but this one was better written – it was funny without trying too hard, the action and fight scenes were entertaining, the plot had a few pretty good twists and turns, and I also liked one particular quote by Odin. Please don’t read on if you haven’t seen the movie and are intending to watch it, in fact the very purpose of this sentence is to make sure you stop reading before you run headfirst into a spoiler.

Alright so here’s the quote: “Asgard is not a place, it’s a people.” Hela, the Goddess of Death, invades Asgard with all her might and unfortunately, she draws her power from the very place she wants to conquer. Therefore, Thor has no choice but to destroy what is essentially his hometown in order to stop Hela. But the consolation is that Thor manages to save many Asgardians from the Goddess of Death. And at the end of the day, that’s what matters. Because as Odin said, you could literally pick any place in the Universe and call it Asgard as long as Asgardians live there.

I find that quote quite comforting because no matter where you are, as long as you have the right people around you, you can find contentment. Take immigrants for example. Immigrants leave home for various reasons but if they can find other people from their home country in the new land they find themselves in, then their home country seems less far away. But again even if you don’t meet any fellow citizens in the new land you’re in, you can still feel like you are at home if you’re surrounded by the right people.


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