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What Is Your Approach To Life And Does It Make You A Jedi Or A Sith Lord Under The Jedi And Sith Codes?

by Jason Ray Morton 4 months ago in humanity
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Are You Following The Way Of The Force

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The Sith versus The Jedi. The war still wages on in our hearts, and minds as Rey is safely on Tatooine, the war over. In our world, the Sith and the Jedi are magical creatures of faith in an all-powerful force, a force that controls everything and everyone. They both subscribe to slightly different ideological teachings.

“Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi craves not these things.”

— Yoda, Empire Strikes Back

Are You A Jedi Or A Sith Lord?

Adventure and excitement all sound well and good. Should we pursue them? When we’re young and have the entire world in front of us, there is little that we worry about. Adventure and excitement are the order of the day. It’s that search for adventure and excitement that takes us to new and interesting places. In truth, they also can land us in new and interesting, even unsettling predicaments. If the search for adventure and excitement tends to cause you more problems than it does you good, then you are more likely a Sith, ruled by the Sith code rather than the code of the Jedi.

Do you follow your passions? In the human world, we tend to follow our passions as they’ll lead us to find a life we truly love. At some point in time, you’ve worked with someone that didn’t belong. They were always unhappy with their lot in life. Never satisfied with just a good day. I’ve been that person and on some days, still am. We make peace with our lives at a point in time. However, the code of the Sith teaches that there is no peace, there is only passion.

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While some people find a certain amount of peace by their 30s, others spend a lifetime searching, wondering, and chasing what’s out of reach. They wish to achieve great power, such as a political office. They may hope to achieve massive wealth, by attaining high-profile positions such as CEO of their company. They are chasing their passion, but are achieving little peace in their life. These people are filled with deep emotions. They believe that through their passions they gain strength, and subsequently power. Look at former US President Donald Trump, for instance. A billionaire that already logs long hours and enjoys a life of luxury has both strength and power at the bargaining table. Nobody believed for a minute that Donald Trump was the called to serve type. He wanted the power.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin lies those more concerned with being at peace, being happy, and being mindful of the things they have that matter. These are the people in the world that are truly happy with themselves, with who they have become, and appreciative of all that is around them.

Considering the differences between the passionate power-seekers and those that are enjoying a life of serenity, which one are you?

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We all know from hearing the saying during our lives, and realizing it’s an undeniable truth of our existence, that knowledge is power. There’s more than one mantra that describes this.

  • Knowledge Is Power
  • Brains Before Brawn
  • A Fight Is Won Before It Is Started

For fans of the series the Mandalorian, we all know that Grogoo (baby Yoda) is to be a Jedi. Much like his ancestor, Yoda, he is strong with the force. He just doesn’t know what power he has or understand its’ significance. To the Jedi, there is no ignorance. There is only knowledge. It may be that there’s knowledge and a lack of knowledge. In the Jedi, things often came down to perspective. Remember the scene in Jedi when Kenobi explained his deception about Lukes father to Luke after Luke learned that it was Vader.

So, do you consider strength to be power or knowledge? Where did you land on this part of the codes, Sith or Jedi?


In Conclusion

The codes of the Sith and the Jedi are similar to some teachings in real life. The philosophical differences in their ideologies are more about the mindset of people than they are anything else. If you look at their codes, the Jedi believed that dealing with life in a manner that is calm, cool, and mindful as they dealt with problems was the way. The Sith Lords felt that passion lead to strength, strength to power, power to victory, and through victory they attained freedom through the force. The “Force” was their one true power as they both believed that it would ultimately be their salvation.

So, what is your “Force” and how will you find it?


About the author

Jason Ray Morton

I have always enjoyed writing and exploring new ideas, new beliefs, and the dreams that rattle around inside my head. From the current state of the world to the fantastical ideas of science I've enjoyed exploring them. Time to share them.

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