Friday, June 18, 2010

Who Are We Really?

"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we really are, far more than our abilities."

This is another blog post that is based on a Harry Potter quote. What can I say? Despite what you would think there are a lot of meaningful things in the Harry Potter series. This quote is given by Dumbledore to Harry at the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Harry is confessing his fear that he is like Voldemort, a dark wizard and the antagonist of the Harry Potter series. Harry is scared that because he can do various things that Voldemort can do, that he is like Voldemort. Dumbledore then assures him that no he isn't, because it doesn't matter that he can do things Voldemort can too, he makes very different choices than Voldemort. I really like this quote, because it is so powerful. It is so true. Everyone is blessed with different talents and skills, but that alone does not define who you are. The past few months I've been thinking about what makes a person unique. I think your abilities do define who you are, but only partly. I really agree with the quote in that I think that the main thing that defines who you are, is your choices. What you decide in certain situations. What you do with your lives and what is given to you. How you use the abilities you have. Do you use your talents for selfish reasons and personal gain, or do you use them to bless those around you? It's something to think about as your trying to figure out who you are, and what you want to be remembered as.

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