I happened upon this post about balance of the Force by Paul at philosophyforums.com. What do you think of his take on the matter? I found it to be a well-thought out opinion, but I wonder if it isn't too oversimplified. He's looking at the Force from a yin-yang sort of perspective, with living and unifying halves that need to be kept in balance. But I would say the Force can be dichotomized in many different ways, and (Aristotle-esquely enough ) Anakin exemplified balance of all aspects of the Force at the end of his life. For example, he also succeeded in balancing dark and light sides, having spent time on both and presumably having been able to call on both when he made the decision to kill Palpatine. I think he also succeeded in balancing passiveness and activeness. The old Jedi council may have been too passive and spent too much time in contemplation, and young Anakin may have been too active and rushed into things before he was ready for them, but older Anakin had the patience to wait until the time was right to take action.