All of this. And Hermione is bae. Yes.
Hi friends! It’s been a long time (over a year) since I searched through a book for some life lessons. In the post-election days, I saw several friends turning to Harry Potter for comfort. I understand why. These books and their characters feel like good friends and great teachers over the same time. They also portray a world where great evil exists but good triumphs in the end. There are too many life lessons to gain from this book to write into a single post, or even glean in a single reading. Here are ten of my favorites:
1. Choices matter.
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
2. People are nuanced. We contain multitudes. Also (in case the previous message didn’t get through) choices matter. A lot.
“We’ve all got both light and…
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