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3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

The other day, I was nominated by Rogan at Signing on to do the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.
Thank you! 😀

The rules of this challenge are simple:

Thank the person who nominated you.
Post one quote each day for 3 days (it can be anybody’s quote, even yours. Make sure you credit it properly), and tag 3 different bloggers everyday.

This is my post for Day 1. It is an amazing John Green quote, you should check it out!

Quote for today:

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I don’t know why I’m suddenly going for all these inspirational quotes but I love this one.
I have it saved on my phone and I read it every once in a while when I feel down or feel the need to be motivated.

Right now I feel that more than ever.

I’m posting it on my blog so everyone who needs a little bit of inspiration can find it here.

Today I’m nominating:
1. Diary of an Introverted Schmuck
2. The Wilderness of my Intuition
3. Ditch the Bun

Anybody else who’d like to join is welcome to do so! 
Make sure to leave a link in the comments so I’ll check it out! 😀

Why are these questions so bloody difficult!?!?

Day 8: What’s your favourite lesson from the series?

The Harry Potter series has 7 books, 8 movies, several more smaller books, an upcoming spin-off, a musical parody.
It has one of the largest fandoms in the world and it has defined an entire generation. It has become a way of life for more people than you and I can imagine.
Some of them started reading the series as kids and grew up reading them. I’m one of them.
Harry Potter has given us life lessons, taught us values- it has shaped our lives. Most of us don’t remember our lives from before Harry Potter.
J K Rowling has quite literally made me the person I am today- or at least laid the foundation.
I think it’d be safe to say that it is impossible to write in about 250 to 500 words about our one favourite lesson from Harry Potter.

A couple of months ago, I got a chance to talk about Harry Potter for 3 minutes. It wasn’t a prepared speech. I just had to go up there and talk.
And I did.
I don’t remember much of what I said (you could say I was in a bit of a trance) but most people who were there said I spoke longer than 3 minutes.
And here’s the surprising part: at the end of it, I wasn’t happy with myself. I hadn’t done it justice.
I’ll blog about Harry Potter for 30 days now (hopefully)- and that’s not counting all my previous random posts about Harry Potter and my future posts- and I’ll feel like I’ve not done it justice.

Today when I read the prompt, it’s the same feeling I got, that no matter what or how much I wrote I wouldn’t do it justice; which is why I’m posting this later than usual- I didn’t know where to begin.
Now, a couple of hours to midnight I decided to sit down and write whatever I was thinking of. Thus this rambling session happened.

Harry Potter has taught me that your loved ones are all you have in the end.
Be it friends or family.
Harry Potter has taught me that you have to not be selfish sometimes and do certain things for the greater good.
It has taught me how crucial sacrifice is.
Harry Potter has taught me that only you can save yourself in the end.

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Harry Potter has taught me to be empathetic, to be kind to others, to treat everyone with respect, to be less prejudiced, more tolerant and accepting.

Harry Potter continues to teach me lots of things lots of times.
I simply cannot write one post about it.
Learning from Harry Potter is a life long process and I’ll continue to learn.
Always.

An ode to OddTaylor

OddTaylor, please don’t quit!

I have been racking my brains to start this in a different way. Maybe add an inspirational quote or anecdote up there.

But no- plain and simple seems the best way to go.

OddTaylor please do not quit.

You know and I know, that this is either your laziness or writer’s block talking.

I agrre with you when you say that maybe blogging was just a phase which you were supposed to go through and then get out of.

To some extent, that might be true. Maybe you were meant to quit at some point of time.
But that point of time is not now.

I completely understand you.
You feel like blogging is passive.

Blogging is just observing things and writing about them.
You aren’t being proactive when you blog.

You write about things you would like to do, your wishes and hopes and dreams and on good days, you believe you’ll do it all someday.

On bad days, you question the “someday”.
In frustration you ask yourself, when does the someday come?
What’s stopping me from doing it now?
Why do I simply sit here and blog about it instead of going out there and doing it??

You say “Life is about starting new things, gaining and losing interests”    and I agree with you there.
But blogging is not one of those interests you lose.

I like to think of it as a forever thing.
Sure, get yourself new hobbies, learn new things- the world is your oyster!

But ultimately your blog is the place where you grow.
You write for months and years. And then one day you come back and realize how much you’ve grown.
What better place to analyse yourself than here in the middle of your own thoughts!

And anyway, what makes you think quitting is going to be so easy either?

When the next weekend rolls around and you are sitting idle wondering what to do, you’ll remember how this was the time you had set aside for blogging.
You will miss the kind of comments and views which made your day for the past so many months.

You’ll wonder what your fellow bloggers are upto and you’ll want to come back. 
But you won’t take enough efforts to do so- simply because you are lazy.

Not to mention how your fellow bloggers (me included) will miss those conversations we carried out in the comments section.

You see, blogging isn’t just a hobby you took up and then decided to abandon, it is a way of life that you chose.
Take some time off, if you wish. But come back really soon. Post less frequently (perhaps only once a month?) but do. The best part is- you have no one to answer to, nor does your livelihood depend upon it. Don’t think of blogging as a task which you must do and feel suffocated doing it, think of it instead as something you choose to do and you will be liberated.
Sure, you can walk off anytime- but is that a wise thing to do?

P.S. Since I mentioned that stuff about only observing passively and not doing, I remembered the words of John Green (who else?) and I think they’ll fill you with an evangelic zeal (his words again).

The real heroes aren’t people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention. The guy who invented the smallpox vaccine didn’t actually invent anything. He just noticed that people with cowpox didn’t get smallpox.

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