HOW HARRY POTTER CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY
Of course the most obvious way Harry Potter can make you happy is to read the books, enjoy the films, listen to the audiobooks, try to guess what will happen in book seven and so on ...
But whilst no-one would suggest that Harry or J.K. Rowling are causing Aristotle or Socrates to lose any sleep
lest they lose their place in the wisdom top 10, I do think that the series has plenty of stimulating, helpful and even wise ideas.
And I'm not alone - there are at least two full length books devoted to the subject - namely Wisdom of Harry Potter by Edmund Kern and If Harry Potter Ran General Electric Leadership by Tom Morris.
If I were to add a third book to the genre, then these would be the chapter titles ...
1. Wisdom:How wise is Dumbledore?
2. Luck: How to get lucky without Felix Felicis
3. Depression: Can beating Dementors help you beat the blues?
4. Happiness: What the Mirror of Erised tells us
5. Character: How wizards can help you be a good muggle
6. Death – lessons from the Death-Eaters
7. Success: a lesson from JK Rowling
Tim LeBon's favourite quotations from the Harry Potter seriesIt is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals
(Sirius Black in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire)You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve
Bookmark this page and next time you look I hope to have added some more thoughts, maybe even some chapters.
And if you any wizard ideas on Harry Potter and happiness, send me them by owl or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org ...
Even muggles deserve to be happy ...
July 2007 update: