everything harry potter has taught us // POTTERHEAD JULY: BLOG FESTIVAL

potterhead july

Potterhead July is a Harry Potter themed festival run by aentee at read at midnight in which a lot of bloggers talk about Harry Potter, in celebration of the release of THE CURSED CHILD.

hello and welcome to potterhead july, everybody!

i was lucky enough to be participating in this amazing event -thanks to aentee- so i decided to get a little nostalgic and remember everything we’ve learnt from harry potter.

so without further do, here are (some of) the lessons harry potter has taught us (even though one post will never do justice to these books).

#1  always seek happiness, no matter how dark the path can be

as much as Harry, Ron and Hermione were having bad days (like, really really bad days), they were having good ones too. life is full of ups and downs, and that’s what makes it worth living. *shrugs*

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

-Albus Dumbledore

#2  your entourage shouldn’t define you

through the Harry Potter books (and movies), Draco Malfoy was dragged to the dark side by his whole family, and even though he had no choice, i’m sure he was a good person inside. am i wrong?

#3 however, your choices do define you

what you choose to be, to do, to have, it’s these things that truly defines who you are. anyone can see aspects of your personality by seeing your choices.

#4 it’s horrible not to know love

Voldemort did not know or experience love throughout his whole life, so he was a pretty bad person. so be happy that you have family, friends and books (or Wi-Fi) and all other things worth loving. be thankful you’re not Voldemort *puts one million hearts*

#5 or worse, Umbridge.

no but seriously, am i the only one who hated Umbridge more than Voldemort? i just wanted her dead. she was so mean to everyone and kept putting her own rules like she’s the one running Hogwarts. she was just such a horrible person.

so be thankful if you’re not Umbridge, because if you were… *pulls out knife* *stabs*

#6 we really need to sort out our priorities

i know that Voldemort being The Dark Lord and stuff is more important than Umbridge being mean to Harry, but… *sigh* priorities.

honestly, i would definitely kill Umbridge if i could, or worse, expel her.


#7 it’s LeviOsa, not LeviosAR


honestly, thanks Hermione for all the good lessons.

okay, okay, okay, sorry, back to the serious stuff.

#8 magic is real if you know where to look, and you probably don’t need a spell

magic stands when we get attached to something, or someone. magic stands in books. magic is where love is.

#9 and finally, “Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home”.

Hogwarts is home for all Potterheads, whether they are new or old fans. they always keep coming back to the books and reading them again and again and again, and watching the movies again and again and again. they keep coming back home.

what have you learnt from Harry Potter? tell me, i want to know!



20 thoughts on “everything harry potter has taught us // POTTERHEAD JULY: BLOG FESTIVAL

  1. *turns on “Harry Potter” music* Okay, even though I haven’t read any of the “Harry Potter” books because I am seriously broke all of the time, I LOVE “Harry Potter.” Honestly, they are so magical and they are full of mystery. I love the one about seeking happiness even though a dark path may be in your way. Honestly, “Harry Potter” is the best. Also, I have learned that it is LeviOsa, not LeviosAR. 😀

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  2. Aww, I love this post! Hermione teaches all the best lessons, of course. And Umbridge is definitely the worst! I would love to explore Malfoy’s character though, I think his mix of good and evil is fascinating

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  3. I think in a lot of ways we all hated Umbridge. Voldemort had purpose and finesse in his goals; as evil as he was, I think I always held some sort of respect for him. Plus, he was a distant villain, cold, and there was nothing personal. Umbridge WAS personal both to Harry and to all of us readers. There isn’t a single one of us who has never been treated unfairly at school or simply got a kick out of being hurtful and mean and doling out undue punishment, and it was for that reason that we wanted her dead more. Watching her behavior totally hurt more. And that was crazy.

    If I were going to say I learned something, it would be about trusting in love. It always wins. 🙂

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  4. I’m pretty sure everyone in the fandom hates Umbridge more than Voldemort xD I think 1,2,3 and 9 are my favorite things from HP. At least I know, Hogwarts will always be there, waiting between the pages of the book and scenes of the movie for us!

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  5. Yes, I love that HP teaches us that our choices define us more than our family or friends. I think Draco would have been a different person if he was raised by someone else, but he got a second chance even with all the bad choices he made, which isn’t something everyone gets. Very nice post!

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  6. YESS GIRL this was so cute and heartfelt. Even though HP didn’t exactly jump-start my love for reading it helped pull me deeper into the reading world, for exactly the reasons you said. Honestly I wonder how many people HP had taught and touched? It’d be a never-ending list.

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  7. This post is 100% nostalgic and accurate, especially that part about Umbridge, she’s the most evil thing JKR has ever created – and the sad thing is, she has too many real life counterparts.
    Thanks for joining Potterhead July and writing this lovely post ❤

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