Friday, July 15, 2011

We wish we were wizards

It’s no wonder that tweeners and adults alike have been drawn to the story of Hogwarts and Harry Potter. The story represents a world that so many yearn for.

What would it be like to have a society in which the rising generation isn’t afraid of life, has courage, and resists the temptation of apathy?

Can you imagine teenagers who feel indebted to their deceased loved ones and have a sense of duty to their posterity?

What would change if young adults knew that they had power that was special and unique? What if this power helped them sense and discern forces that seek to destroy them?

How great would it be to have established right-of-passage experiences that teach girls and boys how to triumph in moral hazards? Or better yet, to have a castle-like university in which learners are endowed with knowledge and gifts to prepare for adulthood?

Indeed, it seems J.K. Rowling has tapped into some of our most basic wishes and yearnings. But, what if they are more than yearnings; what if they are realities?


amanda said...

aaaand I wish I was a wizard everyday.

Saus said...

This is masterful Paige! So beautifully put - thanks for sharing this perspective.

Anderson., M.N. said...
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paige crosland anderson said...

actually mike wrote it :)

Linae said...

i feel like this IS my reality.

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