20 things Harry Potter has taught me in 20 years

20 years ago today, the course of history was changed forever with the publication of a seemingly innocuous kids book entitled “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by J. K. Rowling. Little did anyone know, including Jo Rowling herself, what an impact Harry Potter would have. For me, Harry Potter has changed me as a person and taught me so many things. With that being said, I bring you the 20 things Harry Potter has taught me, since it’s publication 20 years ago!


  1. The value of friendship: Harry, Ron and Hermione’s friendship is goals.
  2. Never write down your passwords (I’m looking at you, Longbottom).
  3. If you dislike someone because of their race, social status or blood status, then you’re a prejudiced dick who deserves to be dragged off by Centaurs.
  4. It’s ok to be different!luna1
  5. Just because something/someone looks scary, it doesn’t mean they are (Hagrid and Buckbeak).
  6. If your diary starts writing back to you – RUN!!!
  7. You never know what has happened in someone else’s life. Be kind, always.
  8. If you inherit a child off your dead sister, it’s probably not the best idea to make them sleep in a cupboard under the stairs…
  9. Happiness doesn’t come from richness or material things, but from family, friendship and love.Weasleys
  10. Be as wise as Dumbledore, as kind as Professor Sprout, as smart as Flitwick and as sassy as McGonagall.
  11. Everyone has a past, that has made them who they are today.
  12. Don’t believe everything the media tells you *cough* Sirius Black “notorious mass murderer”.
  13. Love always wins.
  14. The blood of a unicorn will keep you alive, but at a terrible cost.
  15. If someone abuses you throughout your whole schooling, it’s ok to forgive them because they loved your mum… (I’m being sarcastic, fuck Snape).
  16. Show everyone respect, whether they be House Elf, Ghost, Muggle or Centaur.
  17. There’s a time and place to use ‘Expelliarmus’, and mid-fight sequence probably isn’t it.
  18. Sometimes, you’ve got to be a little bit mischievous.
  19. In a world of Voldemort’s, be a Harry.
  20. Love is more powerful than you can imagine.harry ron hermione

And that’s it! Thank you Jo Rowling for the Harry Potter series, and thank YOU for reading. Let me know below what Harry Potter has taught you.

A x


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