Cancer and Star Wars

Social media has done a good job at connecting people who may otherwise never know each other. It also has the potential to really screw things up. It’s amazing the shitty things people can just pound out on the keyboard that they would never, ever say to a friend – or stranger – face to face. Most people would never go up and yell at a stranger, but somehow people feel like it’s ok to do so behind the safety of their little computer. Don’t be too proud about the technological terror you’ve created. -Darth Vader

It is so common to see people get bashed and hated on by something that excites them and makes them happy. Take Star Wars, for example. I will go see The Force Awakens and for two hours and sixteen minutes I will not think about my cancer. It will be a wonderful escape. Amelia will be happy. But people have to mock the movie and its fans on Facebook for some reason. I’ve got a bad feeling about this. -Han Solo 

I admit it, I have been a basher before. Harry Potter? Twilight? Role playing games in the woods with make believe magic powers? Yeah, I’ve made fun of all of that. I have bashed their joy. I was wrong. Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the Dark Side. -Emperor Palpatine

What does this have to do with cancer? Nothing. And everything. Life is short, and cancer magnifies that fact. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. -Yoda

Having cancer has made me a more compassionate person. I know I have to actively work on my outlook and judgement of others. It’s not enough to not speak it; I need to change what I think. I need to practice it. These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. – Obi Wan

My final thought: Don’t wait until you have cancer or some other negative life-altering event to have more compassion and actively work on your judgement of others. Do, or do not. There is no try.  -Yoda

And yeah, I kinda like Stars Wars.

Light Saber

4 responses

  1. I couldn’t agree with you more. I, too, have been way too judgemental in the past. Life IS short and we have to make the most of it. There is no place for negativity. And, like you, I am working to keep a positive attitude and to look for the good in everyone and everything. You never cease to amaze me with your strength, love and wisdom. Love you.

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