What makes us who we are? What makes our kids who they are? Use the force and you will find out.
It may seem like a stretch to tie the Star Wars franchise to the struggles and importance of parenting, but a new exhibition called Star Wars Identities does just that. Using the characters in Star Wars, the exhibit shows how the choices we make in life shape who we are.
Think about it: Anakin and Luke came from the same planet, and similar stocks in life, but when you look at the end game, things turned out differently. Choices they made, how their parents and caregivers raised them, and their chosen mentors played a role in who ended up on the dark side.
I have to tell you, the exhibit had me a little freaked out.
You know the saying “you’re born with it?” We all are, but what matters is what we do with it.
I took my kids to the Star Wars Identities exhibit which showed off the original artifacts from the Star Wars franchise and arranged them in such a way as to tell a story of identity. As you walked through the exhibit, you made similar choices to the characters in the movie. In the end, you ended up with who you are and there was no hiding it – was I raising Darth Vader?
All images via Buzz Bishop.