The Good in You

You might be a thief , a kidnapper, or even a murderer, but there’s always something beautiful about you, just like everyone else. Every single person in this world has something truly amazing about them. It might be something that no one has noticed yet, not even the individual himself (I’m using ‘himself’ and not ‘herself’ just for the sake of simplicity, it’s not a boy-girl thing, folks), but it’s always there.

When you say someone has turned bad, what do you exactly mean? That the person is no longer humane? That they’ve become heartless? I’ll tell you what you mean. Your, and the entire population’s definition of going bad is when someone reflects their bad side more than their good one. Sirius said and I quote “The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

So, if you think you’re ugly in any way, don’t.

Don’t you dare think something’s wrong with you and that you’re a bad person. No one is. Well, if you’re going around killing people, you’re probably acting on your dark side wayyyy too much more than your light side, but it’s never too late to stop, think and start acting right.

One of the main reasons I feel people label others as good or bad is the influence of TV shows and movies. Especially Indian TV serials that 625965% of grandparents watch. When the villain enters the scene, there’s a spooky background music, and the director tells the actor to have this devilish look in his or her face to which the makeup complements perfectly. One look, or even one sound, and a person who knows nothing about the serial will know that the villain has entered the scene.

What I love about J.K.Rowling is that she didn’t do this. She showed something both good and bad in each person. Snape is a very good example for this. And for You-Know-Who, umm.. you could say that he waited till the end of each year to kill Harry. He cared about his education. That’s something nice about him , isn’t it ?

So, what I’m trying to say is , don’t label people as good or bad. Help them get to their better side.

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    1. Very true. Like Yin and Yang, one can’t exist without the other since they are the same thing ie good and bad, just different extremes of the other.

      There’s usually the knowing from our instincts on how to differentiate the two, then there’s society that shape the definition on these and at times vary geographically where something can be good in one community and bad in another. Nice post.

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      1. I admire the way you have phrased it- about our instincts and the societal shaping. Now that you say it, I wish I had included the geographical ( or cultural) aspect.

        Thank you, Kevin! Hoping to get more inputs and opinions like this from you πŸ™‚

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          1. If I ever use these points for a future post, I will be sure to give you the credit for it.
            I am absolutely thrilled to have you say that ! Thank you so much.

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  1. i loved reading it!
    Although ,i have read some parts of hp, but i almost forgot this beautiful quote.So apt it is!
    And yes, many a times it is our misconceptions that make us unable to see both the sides of a person.
    Special mention about one of the best points you highlighted about J.K.Rowling ❀️ πŸ’œ

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    1. Thank you so much for reading through it entirely and taking the time and initiative to comment, Chetna! I really appreciate it πŸ˜€
      Exactly. Our misconceptions really alter our perspectives.
      Thanks for that special mention πŸ™‚ I am a totally obsessed potterhead. If you haven’t read the entire series, I definitely recommend that you should ! Also, try not watching the movies before you read the books. It’s really fun to imagine everything on your own and then watch the movie to find out how others have imagined the same things πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, your write up also leave the hints that you are a potterheadπŸ˜‚
        Yes. Actually ,I have read 4 parts but the fifth one makes me a bit apprehensive,yk😜 but I will be trying to come over with it. And I also don’t believe watching the movies before reading the novel and spoiling all the suspense and funπŸ€—πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
        In fact I have watched only first part completely till now,😜others I have seen only some selected scenes.
        Btw, Thanks for the concern,Shreya😍and it was indeed a pleasure reading your content.πŸ’«βœ¨πŸ’•

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        1. Ah. I didn’t like the Order of the Phoenix, either. Compared to all her other books, the fifth one was really boring. Also, the start of Deathly Hallows wasn’t very good, if I recall correctly. I couldn’t get past a few pages of The Cursed Child. The style of writing completely ruined it for me. Joanne’s way of writing always had me captivated. When Cursed Child came out, it literally broke my heart, to see how she had written it.

          Thank you, Chetna πŸ˜€ I love your content as well !

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          1. No, no. I would suggest you to push through and get it over with. You’ve got to know what happens in Order of the Phoenix to enjoy The Half-Blood Prince πŸ™‚

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          1. Ahhh, perfect πŸ™‚ Fred and George are AMAZING and for years I wanted a twin sister πŸ˜‚
            Besides Fred and George ofc, I love Luna and Sirius a lot ( and Ginny because she’s pretty underrated)!

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          2. No, for sure! Ginny in the movie is awkward and pines over Harry too much. I swear this is the last questionπŸ˜‚ but, favorite non cannon ships ?

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          3. Omg, such a great question ( I’m actually writing a post about Snape for the future πŸ˜‚). Before like most people I assume, I despised Snape but James treatment of Snape was horrendous. He bullied Snape along with his friends and later in his life Snape became the bully like James was to him. I think that moment helps us understand Snape more and understand his isolationism. I pitied Snape and ever since than I don’t view James the same. Sorry that was long, what do you think ?

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          4. Such a great question!!! Okay so before I despised Snape like I assume most did but, than I started to understand Snape. His isolationism made sense and he became a bully later on in life like James was to him. It does not excuse what Snape did but it almost make James no better. Funny you should ask this question bc I’m writing a post currently about the nature of Snape. What do you think ?

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          5. You posted it twice by mistake πŸ˜€ Hehe.
            Totally the same feelings. In fact, I started to hate James so much. I wondered why Lily ever married him and chose him instead of choosing Snape who was so sweet to her. James was the Draco of his age.
            From then on, I loved Snape for who he was ❀
            Nice! I can't wait to read it !!

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