The 7 Most Valuable Lessons You Can Learn From Harry Potter

Thought Catalog

J.K. Rowling told us that Hogwarts would always be there to welcome us home. In the meantime, these are a few of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned from the hallowed halls of Hogwarts, and the pages of the books that define a generation:

1. School isn’t everything.

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Yes, it’s important and there’s absolutely something to be said for being as badass and brainy as Hermonie Granger, the best witch in her year, but it’s not the end all be all definition of your potential. Instead, Harry, Ron, Hermonie, Neville, and the rest of the gang show us that loyalty to your friends, the ability to stick to your morals, and independent thought are some of the most important character traits one can possess.

2. Don’t underestimate young people.

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Dumbledore even says this in the sixth book, “Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.”…

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