I would like to share with you all a new psychosis I seem to have discovered while playing my new game of choice, Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. And admittedly, it's likely not merely just playing this game which is the root cause. No, it's likely the back-to-back effect of having just finished yet another play through of the original Knights of the Old Republic in preparation of its sequel. I seem to have taken on a new worldview in life. Everything seems to now be a matter of Dark Side Points and Light Side Points. Every routine daily task has become a matter of galactic proportions as the choice will reverberate throughout the world. Every choice a matter of whether I help them without compensation, thank them for compensation offered, demand an increase in compensation offered, or merely offer to kill them on the spot. So, as we go into this hectic time of holiday shopping, it seems that this view and the choices are becoming clearer in the world around me. So, as I play through Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, I wonder. I wonder am I the only one who now asks the question:[ul]What Would Revan Do?[/ul]Allow me to illustrate. Today, after work I had to run to the mall to do some Christmas shopping. It seems that the mall carries with it a number of pitfalls and problems waiting to be solved by the budding Jedi knight, or aggravated by the Sith Lord-in-training. Before making it into the mall, I encountered a small girl who looked bewildered. I was heading straight to the entrance, certainly ready to ignore her. But, she blocked my way and asked me, "Do you know where my mommy is?" Immediately, a set of choices flashed into my mind. Do I tell her: A: "No, but what does she look like? Maybe I can help." B: "Why does this concern me?" C: "How much do you have on you, little girl?" D: [Persuade] "Mommy doesn't love you anymore. She left you here." E: [Force Persuade] "Mommy is in the center lane of traffic over there in that busy street." So, after deciding how Revan would handle the situation, I entered the mall. [Awareness] I found the store I was looking for. As I was approaching the aisle where the gift was at, I spotted a thieving maurauder who had gotten to the scene merely seconds before and already had it in their hands. There was only one on the shelf. Again, a set of choices was very clear to me: A: "You really look like you could use that gift. Please go ahead and take it. I have time to visit many more stores tonight, and I'm sure I'll come across another one." B: "Look, I'll pay you to leave the gift on the shelf." C: [Intimidate] "I'll gladly split it with you. Sorry, I meant I will gladly split your skull open." D: Drop it or die! Again, there was clearly one choice which Revan definitely would have picked. So, I was on my way out of the store when I overheard a frantic woman about my age asking people if they had seen her daughter. I knew I had to intervene. But, how to handle it? A: "Ma'am, I've seen your daughter out front at the east exit. She's waiting for you there." B: "Luckily, I'm a detective. My usual fee will apply, though." C: "[Persuasion] I think I saw her getting into a black sedan with this big, bald guy with tatoos all over his head." D: "I killed her. Don't worry. You'll be joining her soon." So, after I solved all of the mall's problems, I figured I ought to get into my car, drive home and ask you all here? What would Revan do? Are there situations in your own life where you're looking for guidance that perhaps can be solved by several different choices? And how do you think Revan would take care of them?