As you will probably know I am a HUGE fan of the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling as well as the movies. Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are my two absolute favourite characters and since it is Hermione Granger’s birthday, I decided I wanted to dedicate a post to the fictional character who has taught me so much and who I love very dearly.
Here are the 10 things Hermione Granger taught me:
Stand up for what you believe in
Whether it be for S.P.E.W or in general, stand up for what you believe in or stand against what you believe is wrong. Not everybody will share your ideas all the time but as long as you have good intentions and a true heart then you are doing great things for the world.
Don’t let other people get you down
Draco Malfoy often referred to Hermione as ‘Mudblood’ and whilst it may have caused some tears once she ultimately brushed it off and refused to let his negativity bring her down. People who are bullies or negative will always try to bring you down, remain positive remember you are a great person and refuse to let others diminish your happiness.
Care about your studies
I’m a master procrastinator and always used to leave my things to the last minute, I would compare myself to the smarter kids who always got good grades and put myself down. Hermione taught me that sitting inside studying is ok, it’s ok to not hang around with your friends because you want to focus on your work. It doesn’t matter if someone does better than you, as long as you care about your studies and do your best. You’re ok.
Put Your Hand up – Have an opinion
Don’t be afraid to be the person who puts their hand up to every question in class, don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t know something and don’t be afraid to have an opinion. I never wanted to contribute, I didn’t want to be seen as a ‘nerd’ but Hermione taught me that reading and showing an interest in my education isn’t a bad thing! Being a ‘nerd’ isn’t something to be ashamed off.
Stand up for yourself
Never let anybody walk all over you, stand up for yourself. I’m not promoting violence but lets all remember the moment Hermione couldn’t take Draco anymore. BEST MOMENT EVER.
Hard Work Pays Off
(I couldn’t find a gif to suit this but I thought this meme worked!)
Working to the best of your ability works off, you will be rewarded when you go the extra mile.
Its ok to not agree with your friends
Just because your bestfriends doesn’t mean you have to agree with each other all the time, it’s ok not to like the same thing. It’s ok not to agree with what your friends think, don’t hide your opinions because you think you should agree with them. Be honest and outspoken.
Make sacrifices for the ones you love
Hermione removed herself from her parent’s memories to protect them and this showed me that we have to sacrifice for the ones we love. Take a day off every now and then to spend time with your family and friends, cancel plans or do something selfless for someone you love every now and again.
Hermione’s transformation for the ball in Goblet of Fire is often described as being an example of the ‘ugly duckling transformation’, but Hermione was always beautiful. You might not fit in to what society deems as beautiful, you might not be what is shown on the magazines and in the movies but you are beautiful on the inside and out. What you witness on the TV and in the magazines is just societies perception of beauty today, it will change again in a year or two.
Hermione taught me to stop comparing myself to others.
Its LeviOsa not LeviosAR!