Top 3 Lessons Everyone Can Learn From ‘Harry Potter’

Harry Potter is a popular series of books and movies. So people probably wouldn’t expect it to teach valuable life lessons. Yet, in some ways it does.

Many fans would probably agree that the series teaches us valuable lessons. In fact, Pottermore even goes into some of the lessons that fans have learned from the series. But what are some of these lessons? Well, you’re about to find out.

What lessons can fans learn from ‘Harry Potter’?

Besides the obvious that good should triumph over evil and the power of love, what lessons can be learned from Harry Potter? It turns out that there are a lot of them, according to Forbes. I’ve just picked some favorites.

The first lesson that Harry Potter teaches us is that “happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” This quote from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban reminds fans never to give up hope, that happiness can be found even in dark times if you look for it. This is an important lesson to teach since everyone struggles at times and it’s crucial to be able to find hope even in our darkest moments.

What else can ‘Harry Potter’ fans learn?

'Harry Potter' cast at the Deathly Hallows part 2 premiere.
Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Matthew Lewis | Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

There are many other lessons found in the Harry Potter books and movies. Including this wonderful quote: “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

This quote from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban shows us that all of us are capable of both good and evil. What matters is our choices, that is what defines us. Another inspiring quote from Harry Potter is “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” This line shows that people are defined by how they treat others, especially those who can do nothing for them.

Why is ‘Harry Potter’ so inspirational?

Many people may wonder why there are so many life lessons in the Harry Potter books and movies. It’s important to remember, that though Harry Potter has attracted fans of all ages, the books are originally written for children. Many children’s stories attempt to teach life lessons to their young audiences, helping them to get a good start in life.

It’s also important to remember that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been through a lot in her life. She knows what it’s like to be treated badly and to lose hope. So she cautions her readers against treating others badly and losing hope themselves.

In the end, Harry Potter has inspired so many people. It has taught valuable lessons to its fans that they will take away from it long after they’re done enjoying the story. It is popular for many reasons, but likely the lessons it teaches is one of them.