So I just got through reading Dan Blewett's new article on the front page and it's (somewhat irrelevant, but I digress.) reference to Yoda.
And it got me thinking back to my childhood and Episode V, training Luke on Dagobah to his fullest potential so he can one day rise to the occasion and save the Universe from Vader and The Empire.
Yoda, as a symbol moulded my thoughts and actions through early age to discern my morals, thoughts, ambitions, actions and to set the stage for a lifetime of learning and understanding, so that maybe I could become a wise and humble idol like him one day.
Thinking back to this it has dawned on me how much of an influence he has been on me and how I fought to not become a product of my environment, but to be noble, kind and tenacious in my approach to the things around me, so that I may follow a fulfilled and respectable path.
My question is, who has been the largest influential person/character as it pertains to your life? Whether that be through literature, cinema, plays or real life people. Philosophers, Musicians, Artists, Comedians... any one singular role model that has made the largest and most flourishing impact on who you are and how you live.
"Do or do not, there is no try." - Yoda