Lessons From ‘The Mandalorian’: When Childhood Attachments Go Wrong, Is Feeling Nothing, ‘The Way?’

Lessons From ‘The Mandalorian’
When Childhood Attachments Go Wrong, Is Feeling Nothing, ‘The Way?’

When attachments go wrong in early life, you have to toughen up. But is feeling nothing “The Way?” If you thought it was, what does it take to break free and allow love? This was the question for Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars and it’s the question for Mando, The Mandalorian, who also lost his beloved parents when he was a small child: Is love safe?

Love isn’t safe when your early attachments go wrong. And Jon Favreau’s continuation of the Star Wars saga in his Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, tells this story once again. Yet, the series leaves us having to question if feelings like need, anger, fear, and love are really dangerous? Is no attachment “The Way,” as many traumatized children believe?

Yet, the series leaves us having to question if feelings like need, anger, fear, and love are really dangerous? Is no attachment “The Way,” as many traumatized children believe? We watch Mando and remember why Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader. When you’ve been hurt and suffered loss, you armor up and get tough to survive. You have to think that nothing scares you as Mando does. You’ve already gone through the worst. But you really can’t forget — and saving The Child is a necessity … READ HERE

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