06/01/2017

10 Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me

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If you didn't know already, I am OBSESSED with Harry Potter. I've loved it since the very beginning. Yes, I had a dip in the middle but then I rediscovered my love for it during my teenage years. Seeing as I've grown up with Harry, Ron and Hermione (not literally, obviously, I wish!), I thought I'd share with you all the life lessons that I've learnt from the books and films.


1. Friends are the family you choose yourself. Harry unfortunately loses his family at a very young age and has to make his own. The Weasleys basically adopt him and his friends become his family. You can tell that Harry has a good character from the very first film after he declines Draco's offer of friendship.

2. Pronunciation is very important. Harry learned that pronouncing Diagon Alley as Diagonally sent him to the complete wrong place. Learn how to enunciate clearly and you will get through life in one piece.

3. Being intelligent is cool. I am Team Hermione all the way and I love that there was a strong female lead who loved to read books. Girls can have both beauty and brains. Let's face it, Harry and Ron would be lost without Hermione.

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4. Find friends who will fight alongside you. Best friends will stand by you through thick and thin. They'll probably laugh at you rather than with you sometimes and be a little too honest at times but you know they will be there forever.

5. Facing your fears makes you stronger. Sometimes we have to take a huge leap of faith and jump into the unknown. Sometimes you need to experience something terrible to come out stronger at the other side.

6. Stand up for the greater good. If you believe in something strongly. let people know. Whether it's feminism, mental health, politics or anything in between, you have a right to your opinion and don't be afraid to tell someone they're being racist or homophobic.

7. Always tell someone where you're going. Hermione didn't and she ended up facing a troll in the girls' toilets.Whether you tell your mum, your other half or your best friend, there's a lot of monsters out there including trolls who aren't very nice.

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8. Men and women can be just friends. Harry and Hermione have an amazing platonic friendship; I especially love how they bond over heartbreak in the Half Blood Prince. Whatever you base your friendship on, that's okay. Also you don't need to explain to others why you're just friends. Friendship can be more important than love.

9. Being the cool kid doesn't really matter. Popularity is overrated. Sure, it's nice to be liked by others but it's not worth losing sleep over. Just be yourself and true friends will come to light.

10. Money isn't everything. The Weasleys are the perfect example of a working-class family. They don't earn that much as a household and don't always have the newest belongings but what they do have is each other. They care more about people than possessions.
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18 comments

  1. I want to read them, I haven't read any of them yet!

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  2. Aw I love this post! I'm obsessed with Harry Potter too and this post gave me all the feels! Agree with every point you made and I love Harry and Hermione's friendship too (and Hermione in general!)
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  3. I borrowed the Harry Potter DVDs from my dad last year... and I still haven't watched them! This has made me want to watch them all back to back now. Might have to wait until my little lad is in bed though lol xxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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  4. I love Harry Potter! It's been so long since I read the books I need to refresh on them!

    Lxoxo

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  5. Aw this is such a lovely post! And those are all such wonderful lessons, especially standing up for the greater good, and money isn't everything. I think I might need to reread the books now

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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  6. Really great post Sian! I'm personally not a big Harry Potter fan, I watched all the films as they came out over the years but I never became a loyal fan like a lot of others haha!!! But its definitely inspired me to try and get back into it xx

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  7. I started reading them but I can't remember how far I got maybe this can be a challenge for me this summer to read them all again.

    Charlotte
    www.cupsofcharlotte.co.uk

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  8. I agree with everything you wrote! I learnt a lot from those books growing up and most of them are lessons you've put in your post. Glad to see someone else who's a big fan! X

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  9. Love this post and agree with every point! I so need to re-read the books! Fab post lovely :) xxx
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  10. Love this, I am currently watching Deathly Hallows right now!!! Great post xox

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  11. I love Harry Potter so much! I like to believe that there's always a bit of magic just beyond our reach!

    Love, Leanne xx | Latte Leanne

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  12. I love harry potter so much <3 This is such a great post :)

    Thanks for sharing
    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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  13. I never read the books sadly, I rented the first one from my local library when I was young but it kept giving me migraines so I couldn't enjoy it. I ended up giving up and just watching the films. I love this post though, I know HP gave so many people lessons in life. I love it!

    - Emily xx
    www.missbeautyemily.com

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  14. Oh my goodness I LOVED this post you little Potterhead!! Completely agree about choosing friends wisely, I loved Harry's sassy comeback when Draco tried to get him on side in Philosophers Stone. 👌🏼 And enunciation is always key (or you might end up like Seamus and blow your face up when trying to saying Wingardium Leviosa 😂

    Lots of love Izzy | www.ADoseOfChatter.com

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  15. I love this blog post. I agree with so many points you made. Thank you so much for sharing lovely! 🎀💜💫✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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  16. I absolutely love this blog post Sian! It's great to see a really unique and different style post, great job! I definitely agree with you, Hermione is fantastic inspiration for smart girls and her friendship with Harry definitely proves that girls and boys can be purely platonic! Thanks for sharing this, it was a great read!

    Abbey 🌂 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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