17 Life Lessons Even Muggles Should Learn From Harry Potter

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Warning: This may contain spoilers if you've been living under a rock and know nothing about Harry Potter.

From the moment we first met Harry Potter, surrounded by the awful Dursleys, we were hooked.

Whether you're the fan who has only read the books once, or the fan who knows their Hogwarts House, wand type (thank you Pottermore!), and Patronus shape, Hogwarts will always be your home. After all, we were there when Harry found the Stone, entered the Chamber, freed the prisoner, was chosen from the Goblet of Fire, became part of the Order, learned from the Half-Blood Prince and collected the Deathly Hallows and we would do it all again.

And through it all, we learned some very important life lessons that we can only hope will stay will us ... always.

There is always hope.
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"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times when one only remembers to turn on the light." - Albus Dumbledore

All good things comes to those who wait.
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Nothing you ever have to wait for will compare to waiting 12 years in Azkaban for justice for your friends' murders....we're serious (yes we went there).

Own your scars.
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Harry's scar is what made him who he is and your scars are no different. Embrace them for they make you wicked (in a good way, we promise).

Never judge someone by their looks.
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Muggle-born, Half-blood, Pure-blood, Muggle, Giant, Centaur or Werewolf: it does not matter. Never judge someone for what they are, rather who they are for they are not the same thing.

Don't be afraid to be weird and unique.
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Some people might call you weird (her nickname was Loony) but that doesn't stop Luna from being who she is or believing in what she believes in, nor should it stop us!

Love is the best weapon and protection.
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The very basis of Harry's survival is based on Lily's love and there is literally nothing more important in life; nothing else that stand up to hate as much as love can.

Fight for what you believe in.
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Sometimes it's fighting the Dark Lord and sometimes it means standing up to your friends to stop them from doing something they shouldn't be.

Eating chocolate will solve everything.
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Chocolate will help after a dementor attack and really, it can just heal everything.

There is a time for everything.
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Taking pictures is awesome but maybe not when a threat has been written on the walls about a monster being released next a petrified cat.

In life you have to take some risks.
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If we never take risks, we'll never know what we're missing out on (like taking the right person to the ball).

There is a place for everyone to belong.
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Whether you are a brave Gryffindor, a loyal Hufflepuff, a wise Ravenclaw or a proud Slytherin, there is somewhere where you belong and are loved. Hogwarts will always be your home.

Sometimes you just need to kick back and laugh.
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Which we're pretty sure is Fred & George's motto for life.

It is our choices that define who we are.
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"We've all got light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on, that's who we really are."

Friendship means always being there for each other.
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From flying cars into a tree together to bailing each other out of trouble to stopping the dark lord together. friends are always there to help you no matter how hard the task might be.

But sometimes we have to do things on our own.
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Friends know that you need to do some things on your own, even if they want to go with you-like defeating your arch nemesis on multiple occasions.

Those we love never really leave us.
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Death cannot stop love and the ones we have lost will always be in our hearts (no, we are not crying...*sniffles*).

But most importantly, believe in magic.
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Magic can happen to anyone, anywhere as long as you believe in it so don't hold back.



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