Tired of Star Wars Posts? Have One More!

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I grew up with Star Wars. I can still remember the first time I watched it. My dad has a cabin up in the middle of nowhere, and after buying one of those hokey old travel TVs, we set out to watch A New Hope on our way there.

Of course, I loved it. Felt incredibly guilty about watching it – hoped my mom would be okay with it – and it became a new tradition after that.

Now-a-days, the show isn’t as nerdy as it is mainstream, I guess, and although I love all the new stuff coming out, I feel like all the hype takes away from what the series always was for me. Regardless, in honor of Star Wars day yesterday, I made a list of the top twenty lessons the movies taught me.

  1. There’s good in everyone, no matter how many awful things they’ve done. No one is beyond redemption.
  2. Rebels are awesome. Rebel princesses are even more awesome.
  3. If you don’t want to end up as wall decor in someone’s house, always pay off your debts.
  4. Fear is the easiest emotion to be manipulated by others.
  5. Breaking the rules isn’t always a bad thing.
  6. Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest impact.
  7. If you’re freezing to death, cut open the animal closest to you and sleep in it’s stomach for the night.
  8. Good causes require sacrifices, and that’s beautiful in its own right.
  9. Even whiny teenage boys can hold greatness within them.
  10. You never know if you’re the next chosen one or not.
  11. Sometimes you have to wait a good long while before it’s time to take action.
  12. There’s a force of good and evil inside all of us, and its up to us to decide which path we want to take.
  13. Never give up on those you love, even if all hope seems lost.
  14. On that note, the world is never without hope.
  15. If you cut someone in half with a lightsaber, the sword is so hot that their wounds will be instantly cauterized and they won’t bleed.
  16. Losing a limb is a lot more common than you might think.
  17. Evil rules by fear. There is nothing to gain from serving it besides death.
  18. Harrison Ford is a babe.
  19. You can actually die of heartbreak
  20. We all have a role to play in the world, and no matter how small it may seem, you’re of great significance.

What lessons have you learned from the movies / books / TV series / etc?

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