Star Wars is a story as old as time.
Do you side with the Empire, even though your soul will probably be crushed in the process, or do you side with the Rebellion, even if the odds are stacked way, way, way, against you?
In other words, do you live with your full humanity, with courage or compassion (in spite of the odds), or do you just become part of the machine (in spite of…*the utter ghastliness* of it)?
We’d love to be able to say, “you should live with the full humanity part” and be done with it. But that is not how life works.
In the end, we all have our Empire side and our Rebellion side.
It’s great to live a life of courage and compassion… but all the courage and compassion in the world doesn’t make any of it any easier. All it can do is hopefully make it more meaningful, somehow.
Which in the end, is what the game of life is really about.