What Life Lessons Can You Learn from Harry Potter?
When you step into the world of Harry Potter, your imagination takes over and you find yourself as a student in Hogwarts, the magical we all wanted to go to when we were young. In fact, like most diehard Harry Potter fans, you probably waiting anxiously for the letter from Hogwarts, only disappointing yourself when it didn’t. All we know is the people who grew up reading Harry Potter took away with them priceless entwined in the plot. Some of the lessons that Harry and his friends taught us were:
1. Don’t Live in the Past, Live in the Present
Don’t live in the past, live in the present, as the past is unchangeable, but the future is yet to be made. Harry Potter, the boy wonder, could have lived the rest of his life under the cupboard of the his aunt and uncle’s house. He could have sulked at his luck for losing his parents at a young age, but did he? When he received the opportunity to go Hogwarts, he immediately took it and you know why? He wanted to take the reins of his future, shaping it the way he wanted it to be down the line, and if you ask me, it was great!
2. Do Not Let Your Fears Get the Best of You
You need to confront your fears just as Ron did with the spiders and Harry did with the Dementors. In their case, facing their face was pertinent if they want to save themselves or their friends. In your case, it is not a matter of life and death. So, what are you waiting for? A signal? Conquer them to succeed in life!
3. Money is Not Everything
Money is not everything so do not make it a focus of your life. You need to be happy and content with what you have, even though Ron wasn’t, and work hard towards the life you really want. On the topic of Ron, take a minute to reminisce the gifts Ron’s mother sent to him on the holidays and occasions such as the sweater and the ancient robe for the ball.
4. You Are Never Alone, Unless You Want to Be
When you begin to shut people out, you will find yourself alone, but the minute you open yourself up to others, you will greeted with warm laughter and smiles. You want to the person surrounded by people who genuinely care for you. Even though Harry Potter did not have parents, he had his two best friends, Ron and Hermione, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Sirius, and in a surprising way, Snape. If you have read Harry Potter or watched the movies, you will get why we mentioned Snape.
5. You Have to Learn to Confront Your Battles Alone
We already know that Harry fought most of his battles alone, but you another person who did that. It was Neville Longbottom who was the first person to defy Voldemort when he asked people to join him. It is time you stop looking towards others for help and learn to fight your own battles, just like Harry and Neville.
What lessons did you learn from Harry Potter? Share with us your thoughts.
A Selection of Quotes About Harry Potter
“It’s like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for ‘Harry Potter’.”
~ Robbie Coltraine
“I see myself doing Harry Potter films as long as I’m enjoying it and as long as they are going to challenge me as an actor. I want to be an actor – it’s my aspiration – so I want to do other films. I want to write something and I want to direct something!”
~ Daniel Radcliffe
“I guess my guilty pleasure would be listening to the British audio versions of the ‘Harry Potter’ books.” ~ David Sedaris
“It’s always at the back of my mind that acting might come to an end for me when Harry Potter finishes. I don’t know if I’m good enough to have a long career. I’ve got a bit of an inferiority complex about my acting. My self-esteem is quite low in that sense.”
~ Rupert Grint
“The supernatural is ubiquitous in children’s entertainment, from Grimm and Hans Andersen to Disney and ‘Harry Potter.'” ~Richard Dawkins
“Some of the furor that surrounded a Harry Potter publication was fun.” ~ J. K. Rowling
“If you’re going to pick a book and you want to base a system of government around it, why not ‘Harry Potter?'” ~ Lewis Black
“I could be 100 years old and in my rocker, but I’ll still be very proud that I was part of the ‘Harry Potter’ films.” ~ Emma Watson
“‘Harry Potter’ gave me back self respect. Harry gave me a job to do that I loved more than anything else.” ~ J. K. Rowling
“It sounds so geeky, but I really do like studying and reading, and if I’m not working on ‘Harry Potter,’ then my greatest relaxation is to sit with a book.” ~ Emma Watson
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