If you've ever tried winning an argument with a toddler, a pet, or even a drunk friend, you probably already know:
There's no point trying to reason with someone who's making decisions based on anything other than logic.
Instead, allow C3PO to suggest a new strategy: "Let the Wookiee win."
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It's a tough pill to swallow for many people, but you can't stop the clock.
No, you can funnel your money into all sorts of plastic surgery, fillers and skin therapies; but in the end, Yoda's right:
“When 900-years-old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.”
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It doesn't matter how awesome the thing you've just done is; you can turn a situation sour fast by getting full of yourself prematurely.
Instead, next time you do something good, just remember what Han Solo told Luke: "That's great, kid. Don't get cocky."
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Next time you're feeling super cool and you're thinking about using your influence to bully or beat down someone else, remember what Qui-Gon Jinn taught us in "The Phantom Menace:"
"There's always a bigger fish.”
So, relax. Okay? There's probably someone bigger and cooler than you, waiting just around the corner.
"The Dark Side of the Force is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be... unnatural." - Senator Palpatine
It's difficult for most people to understand the things evil people do. They aren't natural. They're the Dark Side at work.
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"Your eyes can deceive you, don't trust them." -Obi-Wan Kenobi
Sometimes evil masquerades as good. And sometimes good masquerades as evil.
So, never judge a book by its cover. You'll probably be wrong.
"Remember...the Force will be with you, always.” -Obi-Wan Kenobe
The "Star Wars" galaxy contains no organized religion; only meditation and an omnipresent sort of faith, called the force, which is all around us.
"Impossible to see, the future is." - Yoda
Here, Yoda reminds us that it's pointless to try to predict the future. Better to just set your intention and focus on the present.
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"Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1.” - C-3PO
Sometime the odds are really stacked against us, but -- even in 3,720 to 1 -- someone has to be that one.
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“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.” - Yoda
Children... They're untainted by the world. They have no reason to restrain their creativity. And they can think outside the lines.
Children have it right.
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“I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate… you have anger… but you don’t use them.” - Count Dooku
When they're harnessed, hate and anger can be powerful tools... dangerous, but powerful.
“No! Try not! Do. Or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda
So, get off your butt and put your money where your mouth is already!
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“Always two there are, no more, no less. A Master and an apprentice.” - Yoda
So, you know, teach a man to fish, and he'll turn into Darth Vader.
“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.” - Yoda
Never judge a person, based on their size. 'Cause the next time you do, that guy could be Yoda.
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” - Yoda
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"I can save him. I can turn him back to the good side. I have to try." - Luke
Ladies, Luke Skywalker here would have you believe that, contrary to all the signs your bad boy is sending you, you can change him.
Hmmm jury's still out on that one, though.
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“Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.” - Yoda
What can we say? The little green guy is pretty wise.
"You will find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view." - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Stay open-minded, friends.
"Strike me down and I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine." -Obi-Wan Kenobi
Here, Obi-Wan reminds us that we have to fail, before we can ever truly improve.
"Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.” -Yoda
There's no need to grieve. The people who leave us never truly leave. They simply become a part of the force.
"Star Wars" isn't real, and neither is Yoda. But that's a pretty comforting thought anyway, isn't it?
"There is good in him. I've felt it.” -Luke
It's always good to remember that, even bad guys, start out good. It's just... sometimes they've gone too far into the Dark Side to be pulled back.