Sunday, March 27, 2005

Emoticon

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

Yoda - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
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Bullshit.

Anger, fear, hatred should be seen for exactly what it is. An emotion. Something that happens. Something that cannot be controlled as it is.

Nothing more, nothing less.

And emotion serves as a catalyst. Nothing more, nothing less.

It may lead to other emotions. It may lead to action. It may lead to good, and it may lead to evil.

Anger may lead to a curiosity to understand. To understand why. And in understanding why, it may lead to ridding that anger.

Fear may lead to a definition. A definition of who we are. In knowing what we are afraid of, that definition may lead to a confrontation of our fear, for we cannot face something that we do not know.

Hatred may lead to action. An action that will lead to greater good, for in protecting that which is dearest to us, it may lead to the preservation of life.

Of course, all the above may still lead to death and destruction. Hell, the above may be exactly that. The trick, therefore, is not to control our emotions, but to control our reaction to that emotion.

Because what may come of that emotion, is a reflection ourself.

Not that emotion itself.

5 comments:

KL said...

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT analysis.

Fikri said...

KL: Well, I tend to refrain from such totalising statements, but am glad that you think so :> It's something that's been on my mind for a while, I just never got round to putting it down. Stay tuned...

Eddie G. said...

Sung to the tune of "Lola" by The Kinks
New lyrics by Al Yankovic

I met him at swamp down in Dagobah
Where it bubbles all the time
Like a giant carbonated soda
S-O-D-A soda.

I saw the little runt sitting there on a log
I asked him his name and
In a raspy voice he said, "Yoda".
Y-O-D-A Yoda.
Yo-yo-yo-Yoda

Well I've been around but I ain't never seen
A guy who's lookin' like Muppet
But he's wrinkled and green.
Oh my Yoda
Yo-yo-yo-Yoda

Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
How he can lift me in the air
Just by raising his hands
Oh my Yoda
Yo-yo-yo-Yoda

Well I left home just the week before
And I never ever been a Jedi before
But Obi-Wan he set me straight, of course
He said "go to Yoda and he'll show you the Force"

But I'm not the kind that would argue with Ben
So it looks like I'm gonna
Start over again
With my Yoda
Yo-yo-yo-Yoda

So I used the Force
I picked up a box
I lifted some rocks
While I stood on my head
Well, I won't forget what Yoda said

He said, "Luke, stay away from the darker side,
And if you start to go astray
Let the Force be your guide."
Oh, my Yoda
Yo Yo Yo Yo Yoda

"I know Darth Vader's really got you annoyed,
But remember if you kill him
Then you'll be unemployed."
Oh, my Yoda
Yo Yo Yo Yo Yoda

Well, I heard my friends really got in a mess
So I'm gonna have to leave Yoda, I guess
But I know that I'll be coming back some day
I'll be playing this part till I'm old and gray

The long-term contract that I had to sign
Says I'll be making these movies
Till the end of time
With my Yoda
Yo Yo Yo Yo Yoda

Bei said...

Haha... Fikri, the last few verses of the lyrics (ok to be precise, the thrid last verse and the last verse in particular) quoted by Eddie ironically speaks volumes bout your 'one-ness' with Lord Darth Superratty doesn't it? ;) hahaha.. Lolz

Fikri said...

To Eddie: Nice one. Shows your creativity and your boredom, but nice one all the same :>

To Bei: If so, then go and leave him a comment at his blog telling him so.