Back when I first read the Harry Potter series, I was an ignorant little 11-year-old, who thought in black and white. In my mind Gryffindor=good, Slytherin=bad, Ravenclaw=smart and nobody really cares about Hufflepuff. Now four years later, not only am I a proud Hufflepuff but I also happen to think that it’s high time people acknowledge the fact that Hufflepuffs are freaking awesome. They are not weak ( have you heard of Tonks?) they are not cowards( hello,remember Cedric?) they are not stupid or timid and DEFINITELY NOT the underdogs. It’s time they got their due credit.
That’s right. I said it. Keep your bravery and intelligence and ambition to yourself because RIGHT NOW, we need kindness. We need loyalty. We need compassion. We need fairness. We’re living in an age, where we associate Orlando with mass shootings instead of Disney land. We think of terrorism when someone says Islam, instead of love. We no longer hear Pakistan and think of its beauty, we think of the Peshawar attacks. We hear politicians and think corrupt, hear Africa think poverty, hear Godhra think riots, hear twin towers think 9/11. Its 2016 and we’re still surrounded by illiteracy, poverty, corruption, misogyny, homophobia, caste issues, terrorism, ignorance and violence.
Having said that I know change is coming, my faith in humanity has not completely vanished, but to speed up the process I would like to sincerely request everybody reading this to tune into your inner Hufflepuff because, the world needs you. Humanity needs you. The whole point of the four houses is to prove that labels are not binding, everybody has the potential to be whatever they want, but it’s the qualities YOU value that determine what you are. So to people who are not Hufflepuff- it doesn’t matter, make an effort to be more kind more patient more compassionate and more loyal. And to my fellow Hufflepuffs- keep being fantastic.
“Everyone says Hufflepuff are a lot o’ duffers,” – Hagrid
I BEG TO DIFFER.
Said Slytherin, “We’ll teach just those
Whose ancestry’s purest.”
Said Ravenclaw, “We’ll teach those whose
Intelligence is surest.”
Said Gryffindor, “We’ll teach all those
With brave deeds to their name.”
Said Hufflepuff, “I’ll teach the lot
And treat them just the same.”
“I’ll teach the lot and treat them just the same.” Look at that: treating people the same. Isn’t that the dream? That isn’t embarrassing, its amazing.
Hufflepuff house has produced the least dark wizards.
They were second in the number of students who volunteered to stay back and fight during the dark war.( after Gryffindor, Harry’s house)
J.K.Rowling, Newt Scamander, Tonks, Dwayne the rock Johnson AND Rupert Grint are all hufflepuffs.
NOTE- if you haven’t read harry potter and don’t have a clue of what a hufflepuff is- take the quiz- https://www.pottermore.com/writing-by-jk-rowling/the-sorting-hat