Saturday, 8 August 2015

Be More Slytherin

I am a Slytherin. I was sorted into Slytherin on Pottermore (as was my brother), and I am a pretty proud Slytherin. I believe in non-evil Slytherins, we just have a bad rep, probably due to our founder being a bit evil. Recently I was reminded of a Slytherins key traits: ambition, cunning, and resourcefulness, and realised I am currently kinda lacking in all these areas.
"Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends."—The Sorting Hat[src]
I want to be more cunning and ambitious and not let anything get in the way of my success. I could certainly do with being more cunning to achieve my ends in my current jobless state. Perusing the Slytherin Wikia I learned a little more about Slytherin ways:
"Slytherins tend to be ambitious, shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented. They also have highly developed senses of self-preservation.[9] This means that Slytherins tend to hesitate before acting, so as to weigh all possible outcomes before deciding exactly what should be done. 
According to Albus Dumbledore, the qualities which Salazar valued in the students he chose included cleverness, resourcefulness, determination, and "a certain disregard for the rules." Dumbledore noted that all of these were qualities possessed by Harry Potter, who was in Gryffindor."
So I am endeavouring to Be More Slytherin. I will embrace my Slytherin traits. I will be ambitious, shrewd and cunning. I think I already hesitate before acting, which I believe is also an introvert thing, thinking things over carefully first. I will be clever, resourceful and determined and maybe even employ a certain disregard for the rules. Also their common room in UNDER THE LAKE:
"The Slytherin common room is found in the dungeons of Hogwarts Castle, and is located underneath the Black Lake. Because of its location, the light in the common room is green."
So I'm presuming you can see out to all the lake creatures swimming around and hear the merpeople's song. And finally, only bloody MERLIN himself was a Slytherin.

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