Peace is a lie. There is only passion.

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.

… Sounds good, doesn’t it? A wise code to follow if you want to free yourself from existing scripting and find your own path.

Heard it before? I only left out the ending:

The Force shall free me.

This is actually the Code of the Sith – you know: the bad guys in Star Wars. Unexpected, isn’t it? I am not a big fan of Star Wars but I still find this interesting. Judging by this code, the bad guys sound a whole lot wiser than the passive Jedi.

Here’s another taste:

There’s nothing innate to the Sith that makes them evil. Indeed, the values they hold are all about self-empowerment to bring about change and throw off oppression in all its forms. The Jedi, by contrast, are about stagnancy and suppression of the self. Which of those sounds more evil to you?

Read the rest here on Reddit.

That’s not just one man’s opinion, by the way. While writing this post, I also came across this image which had a pretty blunt user comment (emphasis mine), and many other comments in the same vein:

As a very knowledgeable Star Wars fan, here’s my personal opinion. The code of the Jedi sets unrealistic standards. The code of the Sith makes a strong point. However, in general, the Jedi are mostly a bunch of blinded idiots, while the Sith are downright retarded. If it wasn’t for Darth Revan, who first established the Rule of Two, the Sith would be doomed to permanent mediocrity. In addition, neither side sees the Force for what it really is, a neutral power.


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