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“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart.”
Those of us who identify as Gryffindor might be accused of being a bit narcissistic, what with our heritage lying in the hands of such heroes as Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Hermione Granger, and Mr. Harry Potter himself- but we’re actually quire humble.
OKAY NO WE’RE NOT. However, in our defense, this must be how fans of sports teams feel- like they are the absolute greatest, and all other teams pale in comparison. Right? Whatever. I’m done making excuses for who we are. Instead I will tell you that we Gryffindors not only identify with bravery and adventure, but we are especially apt to loyalty and friendship. When we add you to our Tribe, you stay there for life. We’re ‘lifers’, we Gryffindors; Ride or Die. If you are so inclined, we welcome you into our Group- we open our arms and our hearts and our minds, and we learn from you, and live by you, and bleed Gold and Scarlet, screaming until the end. We do, also, however, get ourselves into trouble from time to time. Our inclination to lead with our hearts can get our mouths into trouble; This is why (thankfully) another strength we have is balance. We have a way of finding those who balance us: the Yin to our Yang. In the spirit of Balance, and Bravery, and Seeking more, my required reading lists for all Gryffindors is as follows: Continue reading