I don't entirely disagree, in that Anakin obviously took his attachment to his loved ones to an extreme. However, my issue is the PT Jedi defining normal familial attachments themselves as somehow "bad" and therefore to be avoided, when the general world view is that a close-knit family is considered a good thing. Anakin had the Force, otherwise he was just a normal person with a normal psychological makeup, at least as a kid--his mental instability later could be attributed to factors too numerous to discuss here. But in TPM--of course he was afraid to be away from his mother. He was a 10-year-old kid and she was the only family he had. And if he was thinking more of how it affected him--again, he was a 10-year-old kid. There aren't too many kids who see the universe outside of how they are personally affected. And on his mother and Padme dying--when most of us grieve a loved one, the grief is for us, not the person who passed. We are grieving because we don't want to exist in a world where they don't. Anakin was perfectly normal in that regard. Where he went to an extreme, and stumbled into selfishness, was being willing to sell himself to the Sith to keep Padme alive. But the general desire to save both her and Padme was not selfish or greedy in and of itself. I think the Jedi would have been better off acknowledging the normal psychological makeup of sentient beings and trying to work with it rather than fighting it via isolation. If that had been their policy all along, they would have had a far better understanding of how Anakin was wired.