Monthly Archives: March 2015

Still Finding the Format

I have been messing with how to get all this social media connected. Seeing what works best. Looking to find a balance between convenience and utility. It has been an interesting learning experience. Not sure I am done yet. But I am certainly enjoying the experience and even the stumbling. Missed some posts here because I thought I had set-up a cross post. I’ll be trying a new approach. And we’ll see how that goes.

Just wanted to update really. Things have been crazy. Balance of living as a Jedi daily has been tested a bit more than usual. Again, great experience, but certainly taxing. Still had a weekend in San Francisco. There was a cool Yoda heart sculpture thing downtown. Nice little welcome. It is good to get out in the world. Be a tourist in a place you know. I very much enjoy the world and experiencing it.

If I can recommend a little challenge. Go be a tourist in the city you live.

A Jedi’s View of Equality

Discrimination never really made sense to me. Like others I have an issue with the term Racism because Homo Sapien is a singular race. There is the human race and any difference is just glass wall non-sense. It just does not make sense to have this formulated opinion about a person because of some individual difference. Color of skin, religious belief, gender, country of birth, sexual preference. I mean where does it stop? Oh, you use an Apple instead of a PC? I hate you then and feel your kind should be wiped from the face of the earth. And while we joke about our iPhone vs. Galaxy wars, we are all just playing Trivia Crack in the end. 

Seriously, we are all different in one way or another. No one will ever have your DNA. Each of us are unique. It is a beauty of Humanity. To turn such a beautiful thing into a source for hate and fear is just not something I can get behind. We should be embracing our diversity and celebrating our commonalities. High five my fellow living creature. Keep on rocking life. All else is secondary. Color, Creed, Gender, does not give any information in which to judge a person. Judge a person on their individual merit. Or be one of those really enlightened people and don’t judge at all. I am a bit judgmental, but I fully believe in allowing people to express themselves freely and openly. Give them the chance to show you who they are and base your opinion off of that.

In the fictional Jedi Order you are shown skilled, powerful, and wise Jedi of all sorts. Male, Female, Black, White, Orange, Pink, Blue, and a plethora of Cultural Beliefs and traditions. A Jedi was judged solely on their desire and ability to be a Jedi. Hutts (Ya know, Jabba) have a bad reputation as a Race in Star Wars, but there are Hutt Jedi. Not judged or denied because of race, but allowed to pursue the Jedi Way because they had the ability and drive to do so.

For real Jedi there is a core general rule that is taught across all Jedi Websites. The Skywalker Code states this as: Jedi Respect All Life, in any form. The Jedi Rules of Behavior state this as: Honor Life. Life is an important aspect of the Jedi Way. We do not accept or deny a person on any other quality except their desire to become a Jedi. Anyone can be a Jedi Knight. Man, Woman, Straight, Gay, all Hues of the Skin, and all views of the universe. The question is simply one of merit, of intent, of action. Are you or are you not Living the Jedi Way? 

As a Jedi I say Racism, Sexism, it is all moronic. All lives matter. People are people where ever you go. Some are the most amazing people you will ever meet. And some seem to be there for nothing else but to remind you what not do, what not to become. None of that is dependent on some external or biological difference. Forget the glass walls of ‘isms’ and allow people the chance to show you how awesome they can be. It does not matter who they sleep with or who they pray to. If you want to be a Jedi you’ll have to put aside such prejudice and simply focus on the merit of the individual.

“Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.” – Michael Morpurgo
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