I don’t know about you but for me Harry Potter was a huge part of my childhood and it’s likely that it will always hold a special place in my heart. I first stumbled upon the boy wizard before Potter-mania really took hold and at a time when I most needed a place to escape. It was during my mother’s first battle with cancer that I discovered the wizzarding world and my life hasn’t been the same since.
I love the way that J K Rowling presents and tells the entire story, the plot is so well developed and the story is heart-warming and leaves you with all the warm kind of fuzz. Yet while the plot is obviously fictional, there are some really important life lessons that Harry Potter can teach you.
About death //
“You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night.” Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azakaban.
About leadership //
“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
About Choices //
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
About Potential //
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
About Enemies //
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats is inferiors, not his equals.” Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
About Ambition //
“The thing about growing up with Fred and George,’ said Ginny thoughtfully, ‘is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Mother’s will always defend daughter’s //
“Not my daughter, you bitch!”. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
What else would you add to the list?
P.s. “Don’t let the Muggles get you down.”