It was on May 25, 1977, that Star Wars premiered1) and changed the world. Oh sure, you might have heard that it revolutionized special effects, ushered2) in the era of the modern blockbuster3) or any of a million things that are probably true but still downplay4) the film's massive impact. Star Wars changed the world by ultimately changing the way that we perceived5) it. It changed us.
1. Use the Force6).
...But the tools to our salvation lie within us as well. Discovering how to channel these forces is what makes our journey. Let it go. The greatest lesson Star Wars teaches us is that the hero is within.
2. The worst enemies you'll face are those you bring with you.
When Luke enters the forbidden tree cave on Dagobah, Yoda tells him that all he will face is what he fears inside. Evil doesn't come from some external trickster7) — it is a reflection of our own foul natures....
3. Life is better the first time around.
Often imitated, never duplicated8). The original is always the best. ......