I am always amaze at how people miss the big picture of myth and therefore miss out on some of life's jewels. When we look at the star wars universe you see the jedi order in all it's glory and we learn about humanity quest for power over each other. We are introduced to self absorbing jedi Freedom Nadd, Exar Kunn and the tragedy of Ulic Qel Dromma who killed his own brother, if you have not read the sith wars and Tales of the jedi and Knights of the old Republic, these are must read comics, very talented jedi and in a way more powerful than there latter counterparts ( I will deal with this at a later date.) and we are shown the jedi in the episode 1 era we learn of the Respected Count Doodu and last but not least Anikan.
My point is these jedi we read about are obsessed with control of the force because they are gifted and like life, gifted people often fall short of there gifts and lose focus because of this flaw, we forget to learn about ourselves and the limits of One self and the fact that what may be a weakness for one is not for another and that you should never lose sight of who you are only then will you become a true Master and that was the true test all alone.