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Deconstructing "Balance" of the Force in Star Wars

New Video Podcast!

May the Fourth be with you!

What better way to celebrate than to watch a very special, video edition of the Geeky Stoics podcast.

In this episode,

and get into it! It is a Star Wars philosophical battle royale (ok, maybe thoughtful discussion) on the ever-controversial concept of "balance” of the Force. Balance is a big deal in Star Wars - it's basically the main job description of the Chosen One. But leave it to a couple of philosophy nerds like us to find 7 ways to interpret exactly what that means.

Stephen kicks things off by critiquing showrunner Leslye Headland’s comments about her vision of balance in the context of the Acolyte series. This sparks a debate on George Lucas's original intent, Jungian psychology, the “gray Jedi,” “shadow self,” and whether darkness can truly co-exist with light.

We always try to approach these discussions from multiple viewpoints while staying true to the philosophical “blender” that is Star Wars storytelling.

May the Force Fourth be with you, friends.


Geeky Stoics
Geeky Stoics
Your favorite stories are part of your real life. Star Wars. The Lord of the Rings. Marvel. Batman. Are you listening to what they’re trying to tell you? Geeky Stoics is all about Stoicism, Philosophy, and Wisdom found in Pop Culture.