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Posted on April 12, 2019

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Lessons learned from watching Star Wars

Let’s talk about Star Wars, shall we? I was one of those people who didn’t get it, didn’t want to get it, and suffered from ignorance because of my choices. But no more! Eventually, I got myself into Star Wars, watching all eight films in order (which I know is unconventional) and some of the cartoons just to know who Ahsoka was. I am, by no means, as knowledgeable about the series as others may be but I feel like talking about it since the next episode (not Dr. Dre) is right around the corner and there is a Star Wars Celebration going on in Chicago as we speak. What I really want to focus on is some things I learned from watching the Star Wars films that can be applied to everyone.

Family

Ohana

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Star Wars is a series about family. I know some people would refute this but then why do all the films revolve around the Skywalkers? I’m going to be as spoiler free as possible but episodes 1-3 are about Anakin Skywalker, episodes 4-6 are about his son Luke Skywalker, then the last two episodes made the grandson/nephew, Ben Solo, one of the main characters.

Say what you want but Star Wars continues to focus on the Skywalker family which is one thing that made me love the series in the first place. Family is important despite everything so go spend time with yours whether that be your parents, your siblings, your friends, or anyone you consider to be your “ohana.”

Redemption

Darth Vader

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Star Wars is also a series about redemption. Darth Vader is an iconic character, but most don’t associate him with general goodness as they do with Luke Skywalker, and rightly so! However, Star Wars shows that it’s never too late to turn your path around.

I believe we need this message now more than ever as many people are criticized for mistakes they made in the past. As humans, we are all imperfect, but we can grow from the mistakes we have made.

Ordinary to Extraordinary

Zero to Hero

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Star Wars is about someone ordinary becoming extraordinary. You can argue that all three main characters (i.e. Anakin, Luke, and especially Rey) were pretty ordinary, at least in the beginning. However, that soon changed. Likewise, you too can become someone extraordinary minus the Jedi powers.

The main message: don’t count yourself out just yet. I’m sure that some of my very own classmates will become famous for doing what they love. That could be you.

In conclusion: watch Star Wars.

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