Thursday, October 27, 2005

Knowledge of the force

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.

5 comments:

Inside Man said...

You hit the hammer on the nail with this one. I'm a go a litle left with it because I've always felt this way about sports. I watch (and play on my own time)professional sports religiously and apply this same concept about force when I observe it. Here are guys who are at the highest tier of thier sport. They could step in any gym or field and house anybody who was playing thier sport. But matched against thier peers they have tremendous flaws. They are exposed easily to the naked eye, and even look clumsy to the average fan when you watch them on television. Therefore the best have to push beyond thier limits to succeed on a plateau millions of us can't reach.
Then theirs the epic tragedies. We all know someone who was the most gifted natural athlete but didn't have the discipline to succeed. Drugs, attitude, career injuries, or a commitment to thug life screwed up thier chances to make it. I have nothing but envy because I wish I could have the gifts to perform at that level. Talent is dangerous and is often abused.
Even with their superior skills the Jedi have flaws. That is what has always attracted me to myth, comic books, legends, and story's of heros. Despite thier god like abilities they still have human limitations and fight the struggle to obtain the things that make us better. Therefore our differences are not that far fetched.

jedi consular said...

Humilty is missing from most gifted people and that truly is the crime, I agree with you about talent and how it is abused good point...

Jdid said...

so true about gifted folks falling short sometimes

Inside Man said...

Word on the street is that it's an uncertainty if Mace Windu actually died? I was discussing with some cats in class (this blog has got my SW IQ up!) last week and they were buzzing that thier may be a project in the works about this possibility. Have ya'll heard any such rumors too?

Michelle Pessoa said...

KG, Obi-Wan and Anakin both survived falls from ridiculous heights and being blasted with Force Lightning in Episode II, so Mace could have survived getting sliced, blasted and thrown out of a window.

But I doubt it. *SIGH*

There are two Star Wars TV series in the works. One is animated and one is live action. What I've heard is that Quinlan Vos, the white Jedi with dreads, will be featured in one of those series.