Thursday, 5 July 2012
Words of Wisdom? I Think Not
I have always thought Yoda is saying here that unless you are sure to succeed, don't bother to try. That, I am absolutely sure, is very bad advice. Failing is not a bad thing, if you learn something from it. The trick is not to give up.
Our Lukas says the quote means that you must put everything you have into your efforts so you won't be doing a simple, wishy-washy "try." I've got no problem with all-out effort (most of the time, there is a great deal to be said about choosing your battles) but I would hate to think that George Lucas was counselling the safe way--only undertaking battles that you know you'll win.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom