Star Wars has been a part of my life since I was a little kid. I grew up with the prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, & Revenge of the Sith), so I tend to like that set of movies the most, but I still love the originals (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, & Return of the Jedi) too.
Watching Star Wars has had a positive impact on my mental health. Whenever I watch it, it puts me in a good mood. Even the sequel trilogy (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, & The Rise of Skywalker), which I don’t really like that much because of the story, but I do like most of the characters.
I honestly feel like parts of my life would be drastically different had I not been introduced to Star Wars. For example, I wanted to be a Jedi when I was younger, I often quote Star Wars in my day to day life, and I have also lived by some ideas within the franchise. One of these ideas was that negative emotions (the dark side) are bad. However, I don’t live by this anymore because I have learned that continuously suppressing negative emotions can be unhealthy.
Star Wars means so much to me. I still have a lot of merchandise from the franchise; toys from my childhood, clothes, books, video games, etc.
To end off, I will leave some of my favorite Star Wars quotes below:
“Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda
“Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
“I am one with the Force and the Force is with me.” – Chirrut Îmwe
Happy Star Wars day everyone! May the Force be with you!