Irvin Kershner, the “81-year-old real-life version of Obi-Wan Kenobi,” (I’d gladly be 81 years old, if I could get that epithet attached to my name!) who advised George Lucas, is on the money when it comes to Yoda and his “philosophy.”
Yoda’s philosophy was quite simplistic. ‘If you get angry, you’re gonna lose.’ ‘Don’t try, do.’ He has a basic philosophy that is very charming. Not very profound, although young people consider it profound. I wish they would read more.
“I wish they would read more.” Sigh. After the sixtieth student reference to Yoda’s “wisdom,” I can only say “amen, Obi-Wan, amen.”