Be Grateful you are a Gryffindor

During the year I have written posts on why you should smile as a Slytherin, Revel in being a Ravenclaw and be happy you are a Hufflepuff. I have delayed doing this post as Gryffindors not only have the majority of the attention in the books but their positive traits are much more prevalent in the books. However with the end of the year coming I felt that I should finish this series, since it is one series I may be able to complete in the ending of the year.


This can be a positive or a negative but being brave is something to be treasured. There are many mosment of bravery in the books, both obvious, such as Harry fighting Voldermort, there are also smaller moments such as Neville standing up to Harry, ROn and Hermionie in the Philosopher’s stone to try and prevent them from leaving the common room and losing more House Points.

Without people who are brave there will be less people who fight to prevent injustice or speak up for those whose voices may otherwise be drowned out. 


Again, much like the above there are times when being impulsive is a negative. But people who are impulsive can have more life experiences.  I like to pretend that I am impulsive and a couple of years ago decided that for Christmas I wanted to go Zip lining, while I did go when I wfor there I suddenly wished I hadn’t been as impulsive when coming up with gift ideas (for those wondering I did enjoy it in the end).  

The impulsiveness of the Gryffindor’s is shown at the beginning of the Chamber of Secrets when Ron comes up with the idea of flying his dad’s Ford Anglia to Hogwarts.  This not only leads to them being spotted by a number of muggles, but they crash into the whomping willow, Ron’s wand is nearly snapped in hand and the car is practically destroyed. 


I do wish I had more of this trait than I do (zip lining aside).  We see a lot of the Gryffindors doing adventurous things. Harry exploring the castle, or hogsmeade,  Harry, ROn and Hermione FLying on a Dragon (no Slytherin would have done such an adventurous thing).

I can find it difficult to try new dishes when I am eating out, if I don’t like it and then go hungry it would ruin my evening, sticking to what I know means that at least I know I will enjoy my meal even if the rest of the evening is a write off. But it also means that I don’t get to try new and interesting dishes.  I usually have to try a bit of my other half’s meal so  I know if I like it enough so I could try it again in the future. 


I think this is one of the traits that can be seen in all of the Hogwarts houses.  Harry, Ron and Hermione are there for each other, yes they may have moments when their stubbornness over rules their loyalty, but in the end they are there for each other.

It is great that one of the things that can be applied to each house is loyalty.  This is a trait that everyone can aspire to and can be undervalued.

What do you think about these traits, have I missed any important?

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