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Episode IX - Discussion * SPOILER THREAD *
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12-Mar-2019, 2:11 PM

Thanks for being pretty civil, Val, and sharing your own opinion with me.

I like how you also mention the Force having strong points, almost like pools of life or the Force. I’ve used a pool or water metaphor before to describe the Force, and that Jedi go with the flow of the current of the Force, while the Sith try to dam it and redirect that current to serve their own purposes. It’s very similar to how one might describe Taoism, and how the concept of Wei Wu Wei within Taoism is like the idea of “going with the flow”. Although the Taoism doesn’t necessarily have “pools”, but maybe you could argue places full of nature might be more in line with the Tao, and more balanced, than places like cities for example. That could also explain why the Jedi gradually became weaker in a cityscape like Coruscant as well.

I think you could also describe the Force in terms of electricity, and how those pools could be like “hotspots”. A lot of my earlier examples fit with those terms as well.

I still personally believe that the Force is a dynamic system. The fact that Force can even be out of balance in the first place demonstrates this to me. And the fact that Anakin fulfilled his destiny also does seem to lead credence to the idea of destiny. But that’s just me.

I can definitely see how our own opinions can kind of influence our own definitions of the Force, but I would definitely suggest that we should just be open-minded about how the Force works.