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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

25 Things Harry Potter Taught Me

It occurs to me that some of my readers may not know how much of a Potterhead I am. Why in the world do I not post about Harry Potter more than I do??? It has been a huge part of my life for so long! Just because no new books or movies have come out in a while, doesn't mean Harry Potter is any less important to me. So when I found the announcement for a Harry Potter link-up, I knew I had to join the party!

For the link-up, we are supposed to post about anything Harry Potter related. Anything? Oh boy. I could probably start an entire blog about Harry Potter. After much thought, I decided to come up with 25 things the Harry Potter series taught me. And trust me, it wasn't hard to come up with 25 things.

Oh and before I begin let me put a big SPOILER ALERT on here. Stop reading if you have never read Harry Potter and do not want anything spoiled. Besides, you probably won't get some of the quotes I use.

On to the 25 things...
  1. You don't have to be related by blood to be a family. Harry was no doubt part of the Weasley family and the Hogwarts family.
  2. If a boy thinks you're annoying in your first year of school, you could end up marrying him.
  3. A mother's love is one of the strongest things on earth. Harry's mother's love saved him from Voldemort the night she was killed. Molly Weasley saved him on many occasions by giving him a place to stay and defending him. And Narcissa Malfoy lied to Voldemort about Harry being dead after asking him about her own son's safety.
  4. You are never too young to be a hero.
  5. Never judge a book by it's cover. Sometimes, someone who seems like a villain is just misunderstood, like Snape.
  6. How to exercise my imagination. When I was younger, my brother and I liked to play a game we called "The Potters". We were both descendants of Harry Potter at Hogwarts in the future. Different rooms of our house were different rooms of the castle and we had imaginary schoolmates.
  7. "It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends."
  8. If your best friend takes the girl, you can always have his sister.
  9. "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities" Harry didn't want to be in Slytherin so the sorting hat didn't put him there.
  10. If you don't want to tell people your true feelings and motivations, just give them your memories in the form of tears. Like Snape did in his last minutes on earth, but don't try it at home.
  11. True love never goes away. "After all this time" "Always"
  12. It's OK to be curious about the unknown. Arthur Weasley was obsessed with muggles.
  13. Even the most unexpected people can be hardcore when it comes to their family and what they believe. Molly Weasley, Neville Longbottom, and Professor McGonagall buckled down in crunch time.
  14. If you ever want answers, go to Hagrid. He will give them to you and then say "I shouldn't have told you that. I should not have told you that!"
  15. British actors are the best.
  16. Home doesn't have to be a house with your family. It truly is where your heart is. Harry was only ever at home when he was at Hogwarts.
  17. It's OK to be yourself and not care what others think. "Loony" Luna Lovegood was the epitome of this concept.
  18. What seems cool is not always right. Draco Malfoy was rich and popular, but being a stuck up, prejudice Death Eater is definitely not right.
  19. True friends stay with you till the end. Even after he got mad and left in book 7, Ron still came back to help Harry and Hermione.
  20. How to make an awesome costume.
    Famous Couples function as Harry and Ginny//Deathly Hallows part 2 premier as Voldemort and Bellatrix
  21. Never trust ginger twins.
  22. The sports we have in our world are really kinda lame. Even when we try to create a muggle version of Quidditch.
  23. Be nice to nerds. They could save your life one day. Several times. As Hermione saved Harry and Ron on several occasions.
  24. Discrimination of any kind is bad. I'm talking about "Mudbloods" and House Elves.
  25. Not to pity the dead. But to "pity the living and above all, those who live without love."
I need to give credit to the amazingly brilliant JK Rowling for all of the above. Thanks for the life lessons and for a fantastic childhood, Joanne.

What did I miss? What has the Harry Potter series taught you?
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