7-Lessons from Harry Potter

I revisited my “Harry Potter” collection a few days back. It was just a routine commute over the dusted folder. As you can foresee, from my peachy tone, I was just expecting some fun but it tottered my thoughts more than I’d wished for. Nevertheless, it arose as a panacea to my search for some life learning and believe me, coming lessons worth a plunge.

1) Find your own wand:
A wizard, before diving into a world of magic, needs to find his own wand to evoke energy. The more powerful his energy is, the more powerful would be his spell. Likewise, before you bustle your way into this helter-skelter society, you first find your own thoughts and resolute your actions. That’s your wand. And similar to the previous contour: the sturdier your thoughts are, the more overt your impact would be. But the question is: Do we choose our thoughts or they choose us? Its for you to think!

2) Sorting Hat:
Remember that infallible hat; sorting young wizards at Hogwarts. God! I wish we’ve it at our schools and colleges. But why I say so: People having similar personality (by similar personality I mean how they process thoughts and behave in certain manner in different circumstances) should be brought and grown together as a team assiduously. Doing so, would ensure a confident and strong environment for learning. We learn by various methods. Some learn by reading, some by writing and others by listening. If we are able to distinguish each type (which is, no doubt, an onerous task with young flittering minds) then we can form a community where everyone’s talent can be acknowledged and may be, there is more harmony in such a structure.

3) Invisibility cloak:
Gifted by a father to his son, Harry Potter. He used it either as a shield in dire situations or to get cognizance on something obnubilate. In a quandry everybody needs an invisibility cloak to umber any kind of attenuation. By now, you might be thinking what or who could be my “invisibility cloak”. I say: your face. Yes! your face, your expressions, as they can outdo any imminent maim. And till the time you’re not ready to take on, you can fake it rather than withdrawing.

4) The Mirror:
It shows nothing more or less than the deepest and most desperate desires of our heart. It gives you neither knowledge or truth. Men have wasted away in front of it. Even gone mad” Prof. Dumbledore told  Harry Potter. “The Mirror” as I named it, in real life could be our big dreams or high expectations. I’m not at all suggesting having high standards is abject but don’t let them hamper your short-term milestones.

5) Expecto Patronum:
A powerful charm to counter Dementors, the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, and hope out of the air around them. We too, face dementors in our real lives (known as goons). To outgun them, like Harry did, we need to invoke a staunch memory from our past. Meaning: whenever one is shrouded by dejection and pessimism, he should focus on good things that happened to him and be awesome instead.

6) Pensieve: To connect dots between what happened, what’s happening and what can happen, Dumbledore usually siphons decisive memory from his mind and pour it into Pensieve (a basin). Similarly, on being rebuffed in a critical situation, instead of hunkering himself, one should try writing the new experience in his annals for future prudence.

7) Horcrux: Voldemort, hid a fragment of his soul in objects to attain immortality. In real world, immortality comes from materialistic things, for say: money. Thus, instead of stockpiling all your money in one bucket, you should consider investments to avoid any beset.


Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared. –  J.K. Rowling