Oct 9, 2017
I HATE being poor! I'm not wearing that! I'm no good at Quidditch! Just exactly what IS up with Mr Ronald Weasley? Why would such a self-styled victim be part of the most powerful wizarding trio Hogwarts has ever seen?
In this episode I discuss the two great gifts Ron has to offer us on our own journeys to empowerment: his sheer ordinariness and the way he sheds his victim identity.
I love the way JK Rowling holds her ginger-haired hero up as a refreshing counterbalance to the cult of the talented unique genius. Unlike his two friends, Ron has no outstanding talent....but he still plays a vital role in the downfall of Voldemort. What better lesson for all of us?
But it is the way he exits his deeply ingrained victim identity that I find most profound about Ron. Discover what I mean in this episode, and its second part: Felix Felicis, out on Saturday.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
We have two quotes from Ron himself. All I can say is this: mobile libraries have never been so hilarious.
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