Harry Potter Day: A Reflection on Trials and Tribulations

Today is International Harry Potter Day. On this day, according to the books, Harry Potter defeated the Dark Lord at the Battle of Hogwarts.

I’m not the biggest Harry Potter fan. I know of bigger fans. But I wanted to take a moment to reflect on what the books teach us about defeating evil.

Harry and team took over 8 solid years to defeat Lord Voldemort in an often sustained fight of good versus evil. It took courage, wit, cunning, flexibility, thought, deliberation, trying and failing before the Dark Lord was defeated.

One moral, aside from the fact that evil can and will be defeated, that we can take from the Harry Potter series is that, with time and a sustained effort, one may in fact succeed.

Thank you, J.K. Rowling, for showing us these important things.

Author: Jennifer Lawson

Philosopher. That is all.

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