Biggest Lesson I Got From Hagrid
The lesson that helped me to get my way in almost all matters.
Some liners get us started and even after the years they never cease to bring a new spirit in us. Literary liners may be from another world, but their focus is you and me.
Hagrid, the gamekeeper of the grounds of Hogwarts, was Harry’s friend and he never gave up on lifting his courage. He proves it doesn’t matter how vulnerable we are, a few words of encouragement if resonate with our situations, can work wonders. And, lucky for me, I found it in one of my favorite books.
What Hagrid told me about life?
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Hagrid said,
“No good sitting worrying about it. What’s coming will come, and we’ll meet it when it does.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It may seem a too common notion but these little words are a combo of many messages.
That quote shattered all my worries at least for the time being.
How? Let me explain.
#1. Nothing can be done to diminish the uncertainty of the future.
Uncertainty of the s sometimes, the worst part of being human. Being happy at the present moment doesn’t keep you from wondering what is coming next. What is waiting for us in fate’s store always makes us ill at ease.
Uncertainty is inevitable. It is stuff over which you have no control. If this apprehension is bothering you now, it surely is making you weaker. As the quotation goes,
“You want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
#2. We CAN withstand uncertainty.
Fear of the future is terrible as it kills the peace of the present. But, the good news is you and I can handle it.
As the quote says,
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
If that thing hasn’t brought death for me, I’ll be stronger. If death is to come, even then nothing can be done. We have to endure what is to come. Nothing is stronger than human willpower so we can tolerate all that may come.
#3. There IS always a way.
That is a message of hope by Hagrid, too. Hope that we can take care of the future.
If something goes against plans, even then there is a way. No road is perfectly deserted. Future would be in our hands and we can make it better in our ways.
“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.”
Every character from a book imparts something in us. If you find a stimulant in books of your choice, that is all you need. Life never goes as planned, but there is always a way for those who want to have one. That is what I’ve learned from the quote in question.