I’m partial to Lucas’ idea that the dark side is a cancer and that “restoring the balance” means getting rid of it completely.Out of the various force philosophies in canon, legends etc I think I like the balance best.
Note how in the OT, it’s “the Force” vs the “dark side of the Force”. No one ever says anything about a “light side”. And in RotJ, Luke says he can sense that there’s still “good” in his father.
The “light side” is an EU concept, and sadly it seems Disney has bought into it. In TFA, Leia says she can sense there’s still “light” in her son. And Luke espouses the whole balance between light and dark in TLJ as well.
I prefer “good” over “light”.
A prophecy that misread could have been.Also, the chosen one was to balance the force, not be the strongest.