Posted by: Emily Schmutz Garcia | January 20, 2010

Good people and death eaters

Creative Commons photo by CLF

“Yes, but the world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters.” -Sirius Black

Alas, it is whimsical Wednesday again. This is another favorite quote from the Harry Potter series. I like the message of this quote. I believe that for the most part, people are not wholly bad or wholly good. There are always exceptions-I think Mother Theresa was probably wholly good and Adolf Hitler was pretty much wholly bad. I choose to believe that we are all born good and that the choices we make lead us in one direction over another.

Sometimes people make bad choices. Sometimes people make good choices. I do believe that the more choices we make on one side or the other will lead us more in that direction. I also believe that it is possible to make enough choices either good or bad, that we no longer become aware of the other option-but that takes many choices. J.K. Rowling has once again, captured a brilliant idea in this simple line. Are you going to make good or bad choices? Who will you choose to be?

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