Five Valuable Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albus Dumbledore
There are many quotes from Albus Dumbledore that demonstrate his wisdom. It is tough to pick favourites, but we have shortlisted five inspiring quotes that make valuable life lessons.
Our beloved headmaster has been the best philosopher on matters of life, death, the heart, good and evil. He did not just dish out knowledge and wisdom exclusively relevant to the wizarding world and magical folks; We, muggles, also learned a thing or two from the wise Wizard Dumbledore. Below are some of his sherbet lemon-sized chunks of wisdom that you can apply in real life too.
Do not walk away from calling out the truth.
In the first series, Harry’s friends (particularly Hermonie and Ron) are fearful of mentioning Voldemort’s name. Instead, they address him as ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’ or ‘You-Know-Who.’ Other than Harry; it was only Dumbledore who was not afraid of taking Voldemort’s name. He further said, “Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” In simple words, we should make an effort to always speak the truth and call things as they are.
The people we love continue to live on
Throughout the series, there are many instances of death and are replete with the experience of losing loved ones. Despite the plot being dark in some places, the series is credited for teaching children and young teens that loss is inevitable and ways of coping with it.
Clever people can sometimes be foolish.
It is difficult to consider Dumbledore foolish, but he acknowledges that sometimes even the cleverest person can be dim in certain matters. For instance, despite knowing that one must not meddle with the resurrection stone, Dumbledore was entranced by its power, which eventually resulted in his demise.
You are stronger when you are together.
The entire series focuses on the significance of loyalty, friendship, and unity during tough times. As a trio, Harry, Hermionie, and Ron stick together consistently during hard and perilous moments, and their devotion to one another remains unwavering. In Goblet of Fire, Dumbledore says, “In the light of Lord Voldemort’s return, we are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” It implies unity is strength and can be applied in our lives too.
Happiness is a choice.
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”- this quote from Dumbledore expresses that it may be difficult to find anything in the dark, but there will always be a light flickering around. All you need to do is find that light. ‘Light’ here metaphorically refers to happiness.
The Harry Potter series was primarily written for young readers, but there are plenty of life lessons to learn from it as an adult.