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30 days of truth day 14: a hero that has let you down

Again, not doing the letter format as per the instructions because I hate open letters.

I’ve never been much into Harry Potter. I haven’t read the books, but I’ve watched most of the movies and have found them to be entertaining enough on their own. They’re not my favorite movies, but I enjoy them well enough. But I’ve never found anything about the Harry Potter dynasty to be particularly inspiring.

However, there was one quote from The Goblet of Fire that was pretty kickass. Barty Crouch Jr. and his role in the plot to capture Harry are revealed and Dumbledore instructs Snape (I think?) to inform the Azkaban prison that Crouch will be returning. Crouch shouts after him that he’ll go back a hero. Dumbledore looks at him and says, “Perhaps. Personally, I’ve never had much time for heroes.”

I think you can admire and be inspired by someone’s achievements, but this insinuation that we have the right to be disappointed in someone who we thought was above x behavior is just silly to me. Everyone is living their own lives and we all make our own decisions based on an infinite combination of circumstances. Screwing up and making the absolute wrong decision is just something that all of us are bound to do at one point or another. I’m not saying that we should just automatically absolve each other of those decisions that negatively affect others. I just don’t think we should place anyone above that possibility because we dubbed them a hero. Even the most inspiring people we know are just human beings figuring out how to live every day. Flawed, complicated, beautiful messes of existence.

Day 1 Something you hate about yourself.
Day 2 Something you love about yourself.
Day 3 Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 4 Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 5 Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 6 Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 7 Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 8 Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 9 Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

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