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Master Yoda is Full of Shit

Lucas Dohmen
April 04, 2019
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Master Yoda is Full of Shit

A rant about Yoda.

Lucas Dohmen

April 04, 2019
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  1. Master Yoda is Full of Shit
    “Do or do not,
    there is not try”

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. “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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  7. Forced to leave
    his mother enslaved

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  8. Rejected by the council
    for being too emotional

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  9. “Afraid too lose her, hmm?”

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  10. Forced to hide his
    relationship and paternity

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  11. Sleep deprived due to
    fear of loss

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  12. 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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  13. Mother is killed

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  14. He's now an easy target for
    emotional abuse

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  15. Wife flees from him,
    because she is afraid of him

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  16. Kills dozens of children

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  17. Tortures and nearly kills his wive

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  18. ...and then enslaves the galaxy

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  19. “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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  20. “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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  21. Is this a stoicism?

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  22. “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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  23. Is this a buddhism?

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  24. This is a twisted version of the
    four noble truths
    Siddhartha

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  25. ...but the eightfold path
    works entirely differently
    Siddhartha

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  26. Emotional Attachment
    㱺 Fear
    㱺 Anger
    㱺 Hate
    㱺 Suffering
    㱺 Dark Side
    Yoda

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  27. Emotional Attachment
    㱺 Dark Side
    Yoda
    “Burry your feelings deep down, Luke”
    – Obi Wan
    “He is too emotional”
    – Yoda

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  28. Emotions and Attachment
    are seen as a weaknesses
    • This is neither stoicism nor buddhism
    • This is something different

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  29. Why doesn't this happen to
    Luke?

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  30. 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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  31. Luke is emotionally attached
    and does not hide it

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  32. In the new movies
    Jedi culture changes

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  33. Jedi Masters learn from
    their supposed Padawans

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  34. (Yes, I think the new movies
    are better than the old ones)

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  35. Yoda's Philosophy...
    • ...leads to Anakin becoming Darth Vater
    • ...would have prevented Luke from saving the galaxy

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  36. Yoda is a villain
    emotionally abusive to children
    elitist
    created Darth Vader
    tried to keep Luke
    from saving everyone

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  37. 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

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  38. Thanks!
    Pop Culture Detective

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