Why Gryffindor

Posted: January 18, 2017 in Uncategorized
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I just finished reading the JK Rowling book “The Chamber of Secrets”. The book was incredible, seriously I loved this story. The story starts with our protagonist Harry Potter in his second year of school at the wizard school named Hogwarts. Harry is in 7th grade and I think 12 or 13 years old. The hero is dealing with being a wizard, an adolescent and puberty. Puberty brings with it millions of questions, one big question from puberty is that of identity. Who are we and what matters to us we develop and refine our identities throughout our life but puberty really jump starts this and can create an identity crisis.

Harry has a bit of an identity crisis and wonders if he is capable and destined to do evil and the answer comes to Harry through the guidance of a wise old wizard and the school administrator Albus Dumbledore.

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The worlds from this Young adult book are so profound! Man JK Rowlings has truly created a masterpiece. But, children and adults alike would do well to know that; we are defined by our choices, actions and inactions. Could have and almost did don’t matter. All potential that is not used or realized is meaningless.

So, do you want to feel good about yourself? Do you want to know who you are? Well, get out there and do some good things for people. In the book “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, the secret to life is the number 42 and while this is funny it is not right. Doing good for others,  that’s the answer to life. Our actions that’s what truly determines our identity and worth. Do good today.

Peace

john3c

 

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