and yes, we were on the topic (if you read georgie’s blog: http://www.frangipaniprincess.blogspot.com/)..
‘If I went to Hogwarts I always like to think I would be in Gryffindor … Who am I kidding though? On a scale of one to ten in bravery, I would be negative seven hundred and five … I suppose bravery is something you’re just born with.’
well, i care to differ!
i think bravery is something to grow into. i know i’m only eighteen and have so much living ahead of me, and i hate to sound like one of those people who believes themselves to be so incredibly wise that they must share their valuable life-lessons with anyone who will care to listen. but in all honesty, i believe what i said.
with each year, i feel more comfortable being who i want to be, volunteering to do things first, singing by myself, asking questions even if they make me seem silly, stepping out of my comfort zone, talking to people i don’t know well; the list goes on, and i’m adding to it all the time. every single one of those things is an act of courage, because it requires one to overcome fear - even if that fear is slight.
i just want you to know that if you feel cowardly or as though you’re never going to belong to gryffindor, i think you’re wrong. of all houses, gryffindor would respect your spirit and your belief in the brave. simply your admiration of bravery, and hence your wish to strive for it, would be quality enough for the lion.
all in my own opinion, of course. :)