The series of Harry Potter is arguably one of the most influential stories of our time.
From forming a community, making every audience member believe (s)he could be a wizard, elaborate costumes, hidden plot secrets, language, LGBTQ+ visibility, shining a light on mental health, mystical creatures, and links to the real world, Harry Potter has become a beloved story of the millennial generation.
This perplexing tale has enriched millions of millennials—so much so that many people have never known a world without Harry Potter. With a generation that thrives on nostalgic throwbacks (just look at people's reactions to the Jonas Brothers getting back together), the story of the boy who lived is the ultimate childhood pillar. Moreover, such people will encourage their children to read the books and watch the movies as they grow up, allowing Harry Potter to live on forever. After all, nothing could ever beat a lazy, sluggish Sunday afternoon binge-watching the beloved series.
The series portrays essential values that every person must possess to become successful in life. For example, bravery is shown by Harry killing Voldemort and loyalty is shown by Snape protecting Harry. Moreover, most importantly, the story heavily focuses on the importance of one trusting their own instincts.
Furthermore, it is hard to believe J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was first published on June 26th, 1997 while the film first premiered on November 16th, 2001.
Since then we have learned a lot from Harry and the gang since those early days. Each character in the Harry Potter series has taught fans an unforgettable life lesson. That said, if people acknowledge and understand these lessons, they can triumph over any obstacle they face in life.
Here is a list of 28 of my favorite life lessons: