I agree we’re a species that evolved for tens of thousands of years to be social with 100-200 other people, max. 100 years of technology suddenly introducing parasocial relationships and expectations en masse in both directions is, IMHO, a more significant factor in the state of mental health today than society seems ready to acknowledge. I’ve been wondering this for years. I’ve never looked for any studies to back that thought up but I really don’t think it’s a reach to say our brains were never evolved to handle complicated global racial, religious, and political issues on an almost instantaneous feed of information This, combined with the fact that each thought is presented not as a thought, but as a statement. And now people are responsible for the inferences others draw from that statement.
In the Original Trilogy we’re introduced to the end (sequels don’t exist) of a very long, very drawn out war of magical space wizards, each side of which is a flat Good or Evil template without further explanation or exploration of what the force means or its effects on the common person. There are billions on billions of individuals in the Star Wars universe, and there are like 5 that have any power over the force in the OT. The Jedi have been on a multi-century long journey to completely genocide anyone displaying Sith tendencies, and they maintain total and corrupt control of the republic, acting as police, military, special forces, and a shadow government more powerful than the Senate.