AOTC Star Words Part 8

This time it’s Obi-Wan dropping by for some jaws juice:

Knowledge, like the encyclopedic wealth of information contained in the Jedi archives, is important and valuable. But it can only get you so far. And if you think you know everything, that knowledge is little more than a stumbling block. Too often the Jedi can’t look beyond their hard-set assumptions. They can’t believe a former Jedi could murder. They can’t believe anything exists if it’s not in their archives. And they can’t imagine that a Sith Lord is right under their noses. Obi-Wan is at least somewhat willing to look beyond typical Jedi assumptions. He and Yoda might be a teensy bit wiser than the rest. That may be why they are the only ones to survive the purge. But maybe they were just lucky.

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6 Responses to “AOTC Star Words Part 8”

  1. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    He and Yoda might be a teensy bit wiser than the rest.

    I don’t know about Yoda. But as for Obi-Wan, I have never regarded him as wiser than the other Jedi knights and masters. Not since “Return of the Jedi”.

    • Samuel Coats Says:

      Well, he was in certain ways. He gave up on the good buried in Vader to soon. As Luke was right. And Obi-Wan clearly tried to make up for it. Even without reading the “Star Wars: The Life and Legend of Obi-wan Kenobi” novel by Ryder Windham… I’ts clearly no coincidence that Anakin appeared as a Force Ghost next to Obi-Wan at the end of Episode 6. Where do you think he learned that? Clearly Obi-Wan prevented his mind from fading and taught him in a place between live and death.

      • PegliOne Says:

        That’s true. I would add that Obi-wan was more willing to train Luke in Empire Strikes Back, showing that he wasn’t prejudiced against Luke because of who his father was.

  2. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    I thought Anakin had learned that all on his own. I’m sorry, but I have never regarded Obi-Wan as one of the wisest Jedi. Not since “Return of the Jedi”. And unless you’re hoping that Disney will retcon Lucas’ work, I don’t see myself changing my mind.

    • Samuel Coats Says:

      Well, he is surely clever in that sense that he learned to be far more flexible than many others. But one of the most clever? I don’t know. But I don’t think that this is that important.

  3. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    Flexible. Hmm . . . perhaps as he grew older. To a certain extent.

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