Master Yoda is Full of Shit

B049f961d55097ef9104ff4b275a517b?s=47 Lucas Dohmen
April 04, 2019
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Master Yoda is Full of Shit

A rant about Yoda.

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Lucas Dohmen

April 04, 2019
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    Warning This talk contains spoilers for the Star Wars movies

    between 1977 and 2005. And a tiny spoiler for the new ones.
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    Luke really struggles to lift up some stones, but gets

    it done Yoda: Now lift up this giant ship Luke: Um, that's pretty hard? But I'll try it. Yoda: Do or do not, there is no try
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    This is Gatekeeping “Oh you can't do that?” “Yeah, but

    CSS is not a programming language...” “You don't know what CQRS means? I thought everyone knows that...”
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    This is bullshit • Because trying is literally the only

    thing you can do. • Trying is intent plus effort • With a bit of luck, things will work after trying again and again
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    “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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    Yoda Yoda's “Advice” “The fear of loss is a path

    to the dark side. Death is a natural part of life. [...] Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed, that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”
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    “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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    “The fear of loss is a path to the dark

    side. Death is a natural part of life. [...] Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed, that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” Yoda
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    “Therefore, nothing ought to be unexpected by us [...] Let

    us place before our eyes in its entirety the nature of man's lot, [...] not as great an evil as oftentimes happens, but the very greatest evil that possibly can happen. We must reflect upon fortune fully and completely.” – Moral letters to Lucilius, Letter 91, XCI. On the Lesson to be Drawn from the Burning of Lyons Seneca
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    Emotional Attachment 㱺 Dark Side Yoda “Burry your feelings deep

    down, Luke” – Obi Wan “He is too emotional” – Yoda
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    Emotions and Attachment are seen as a weaknesses • This

    is neither stoicism nor buddhism • This is something different
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    Luke doesn't listen to Yoda He doesn't kill his father

    as Obi Wan tells him to He doesn't leave his friends to die as Yoda tells him to
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    Yoda's Philosophy... • ...leads to Anakin becoming Darth Vater •

    ...would have prevented Luke from saving the galaxy
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    Yoda is a villain emotionally abusive to children elitist created

    Darth Vader tried to keep Luke from saving everyone
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    Don't be like Yoda • Support learning • Be welcoming

    to people less experienced than you • Don't see emotions and human connection as weak or evil • Offer emotional support • Take learning as a partnership