We all experience fear in this world. The question is what we do about it, how do we address our fears?

I have experience fear for years in regards to my son. I love the lad, but his enthusiasm for the Dark Side has been troubling… almost like a disturbance in the Force. Why would he have a tendency to pick red lightsabers? Why would he also want to be Stormtroopers or Sith when playing “Star Wars” games? Why would he look at me with those Kylo Ren eyes?

Okay, maybe that last one isn’t entirely true, but the boy has had Sith tendencies. Recently though, he watched “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,” which is hitting Blu-ray next week, and an amazing thing happened — he didn’t identify with Kylo, he identified with the Finn/Rey/Poe triumvirate. He didn’t want to be the guy with undeniably the coolest lightsaber, he wanted to be one of the good guys and that has made me breathe a sigh of relief. Hear about that and other “Star Wars” revelations from my boy on this week’s podcast.

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