"No, my friend, there is little that anyone can do. But we must clear our minds; negative thoughts bring negative results," I inform my former Padawan.
He replies, "Then we should be optimistic that the situation will be resolved without combat, should we not?"
Sighing, I say, "There is a thin line between optimism and naïveté. The former may lead to victory, yes, but the latter will lead to death. If the force wills that I live through the day, then live I shall."