Do not pity the dead Harry, pity the living and above all, those who live without love.
-Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
A book about an orphan child who lives underneath the stairs, learns he is a wizard and is destined to defeat the darkest wizard of all ages is just not what the legendary Harry Potter is about. It is about how love, friendship and goodness will always conquer the contrary no matter how tough times may be.
The phenomena that began twenty years ago and engulfed the generation that had to come was not just about magic and spells and vanishing things into nowhere. It was about how love and friendship are the most important things in life.
So to honor the stories that lived best, here is a few of what Harry Potter has taught us.
Be it the darkest wizard of all times or the most powerful wizard ever or even if we take the example of the Peverell brothers who defeated death had to surrender it once and for all.
Death is inevitable and not even magic can withheld it and it is by far my favorite lesson that Harry Potter taught me. You may have the Sorcerers stone or the elder wand, at the end, everyone has to bid adieu to this world.
2. The one that love us, never really leave us
When the harsh fact that death is unavoidable was established, JK Rowling also found a mean to comfort us. Our loved ones that had left the world, are still there, in the heart. There may be a infinite mile distance between us physically, emotionally we are never really apart.
So whether it is the mirror of arise or the Resurrection stone, when theres a will, theres away to reach out to the deceased ones.
3. Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light
Sadness, gloom and misery are the synonyms of the same word which turn out to be a nemesis for many. It is sadness and depression that causes a person to tie a cord around his neck, press a blade around his wrist or pull the trigger next to his forehead. But just a flicker of hope, a ray of light can bring down the same man from his suicide plan and Rowling only elaborated the fact.
You do not need the entire wealth of the world to be happy, but just a memory.
4. Books and cleverness, there are far more important things; friendship and bravery
For all the things JK Rowling ever said, these are by far the most appreciable words for me. Rowling has once again stressed upon the fact that money and wealthy is the not them measure for satisfaction otherwise Malfoys would have been the happiest family on earth but we see how Weasleys were literally family goals.
Every single line that has been written in the seven books was somehow a lifeline for someone around the world. These were only four out of the many lessons I could extract, but each book had a treasure of lessons that would definitely last a lifetime.
Since it will be twenty years to the release of the phenomena this year, let us all appreciate JK Rowling for a childhood this beautiful.