This week on Curious Quotes & Universal Themes, we examine FORCE with five new slides featuring quotes from Yoda, Rachel Carson, Sir Issac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let's start by taking a look at this set of four generalizations dealing with force.
What do these generalizations make you think of? Where do you see these things taking place in your own life and in the world today?
While considering this Universal Theme, the very first thing that popped into my brain was THE FORCE from the Star Wars universe. When the film Star Wars debuted in 1977, it was very mysterious and not really explained. Sure it was what gave a Jedi powers, and The Force was strong with Luke Skywalker, but what was it really? It was not until The Empire Strikes Back was released in 1980 and Luke encountered Yoda that we get some real insight into The Force. Here we learn that The Force makes anything possible as long as we set our minds to it completely.
Now consider how Yoda's explanation compares that this quote from Rachel Carson that comes 19 years before. I wonder if a young George Lucas at some point came across this quote and it inspired his vision of The Force. Describe how these two quotes are alike and how they related to the generalizations listed above.
Next, let's take a look at Sir Issac Newton's first law of motion proposed in 1687 in the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. This directly relates to the generalization that force and inertia are co-dependent, but consider what else this might relate to that is beyond the study of physics. Where else have you seen this type of relationship?
This quote from Albert Einstein speaks of a different type of force all together. Here we might think of a physical force or of enforcement of rules or laws. What else does this quote from Einstein make you think of?
Finally, we end this collection of Curious Quotes with yet another quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. How does the force described here differ from the other types of forces in this collection? When have you seen this demonstrated in real life?
What other types of forces exist? Provide some examples of where you have seen force at work.
Feel free to post your comments below! I would love to hear what you think about these five quotes.
Is there a quote about FORCE that you think should be added to the collection? Please share!