Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytheryn. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t asked to be in Gryffindor. You have be ask to be in Gryffindor because their most defining feature is bravery and anyone can choose to be brave.
I would kindly like to remind you that we have more than one class. You are not the overlord of the world. So if you would like your students to continue to enjoy your classes, please stop assigning us hundreds of pages of reading.
I think one of the saddest things is when two people really get to know each other: their secrets, their fears, their favourite things, what they love, what they hate, literally everything, and then they go back to being strangers. It’s like you have to walk past them and pretend like you never knew them, never even talked to them before, when really, you know everything about them.
You know, I think one of the worst feelings is finding out that you didn’t mean as much to someone as you thought you did, and you just feel stupid, and because you looked desperate, about caring too much.
I went to elementary school with this girl, Heather, who had just started competitive swimming when we were in first grade. She always said she wanted to swim for the rest of her life and that she wanted to swim in the Olympics one day.
Heather swam in the 2012 Olympics in London.
Don’t you dare tell me a child’s dreams are foolish when anything is possible if you work hard enough.