Georges Lucas – Be Compassionate

Star Wars creator and director the Georges Lucas explains as simply as possible the meanings between the dark side and the light side of the force, the main theme behind his Star Wars movie saga.

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The secret, ultimately, which is the bottom line in Star Wars and the other movies is there are two kinds of people in the world, compassionate people and selfish people. Selfish people live on the dark side. The compassionate people live on the light side. If you go to the side of the light, you will be happy because compassion, helping other people, not thinking about yourself, thinking about others, that gives you a joy that you can’t get any other way. Being selfish, following your pleasures, always entertaining yourself with pleasure and buying things and doing stuff, you’re always going to be unhappy. You’ll never get to the point … You’ll get this little instant shot of pleasure, but it goes away and then you’re stuck where you were before. The more you do it, the worse it gets. You finally get everything you want and you’re miserable because there’s nothing at the end of that road, whereas if you are compassionate and you get to the end of the road, you’ve helped so many people.”

– Georges Lucas