Earlier, I shared an article about why it’s okay to like Harry Potter. In this post, I look at the timing aspect of this and describe when it’s okay to like Harry Potter.
One cannot like Harry Potter all the time. Quoth Plato’s Republic, “the sound of the flute played in the Phrygian mode, like Harry Potter, is recommended to improve the disposition of children and adults in certain circumstances.”
So when is it okay to like Harry Potter? Simply, it’s when you’re in any one of the following situations:
- You are dressed up as a character from Harry Potter.
At this point, you might as well embrace it.
- You are watching Harry Potter
Once again, you’re already there, you might as well sit back and enjoy Alan Rickman take over the scene as Severus Snape.
- There is at least one girl around you that likes Harry Potter.
You don’t just start talking about Harry Potter if it’s just a bunch of dudes. However, this does not apply to Hermione Granger. You are always allowed to like Hermione Granger.
- You are a girl and you’ve read the books.
This one is just based on observation. I don’t know of any girls that like Harry Potter but haven’t read the books. I postulate that it’s because it’s not socially acceptable.
- You wrote the books
JK Rowling and Truman Capote are both allowed to like Harry Potter.
- Someone is being obnoxious about how much they like Lord of the Rings and the only thing that would bring them down a notch is a well-structured argument about why Harry Potter is better than Lord of the Rings.
Lord of the Rings is about elves and orcs. Harry Potter is about love and aspiring to meet one’s full potentials. And little banker goblins.