It is a fact that Anakin was the Chosen One and brought balance to the Force by destroying the Sith. Lucas has made this very clear. However, I believe there is more to bringing balance to the Force than simply destroying the Sith. Anakin?s lust for power was a result of his love for PadmÃ©. While his love for PadmÃ© was caused by selfishness and the fear of losing her, love was still what drove him to the dark side. His first major dark side act was the Tusken Raider slaughter in Episode II; this was the result of Anakin?s love of his mother. The galaxy as a whole is not a very loving place. According to Shmi, the biggest problem in the galaxy is that nobody helps each other. Nobody loves others enough to even offer a helping hand. The galaxy has been thrust into war; both ?sides? were full of hate for one another. The Supreme Chancellor was a Sith Lord, who uses his hate to give him strength. With the galaxy thrust into apathy towards fellow citizens and an atmosphere filled with hatred, it makes sense that the Chosen One would counterbalance this trend. Anakin loves too much because the galaxy does not love enough. Anakin?s love helped create the Empire ? which spawned the Rebel Alliance, a group of people who truly cared about one another and the galaxy as a whole. They brought love to the galaxy by destroying the Empire in Episode VI. The Force is like a pond. When it is in balance, the water is clear, and free of pollution. The Sith are like large amounts of algae that infect the water and make it dirty and nasty. To bring balance to the Force, the Sith must be destroyed; just as destroying the algae returns to the pond to a state of balance. The only way this can be done is through love. Anakin?s love created a group fighting to restore love to the galaxy ? which in turn helped Luke rise to prominence, who once again brought out the love in Anakin. So, by loving too much, Anakin helped bring about balance to the Force. Thoughts?