The boy who lived. The boy who managed to survive a fatal death – not once, but in fact, many times. In the book series, Harry Potter, a boy named Harry lives in a world of witchcraft and wizardry with a mission at hand – to defeat a very dark wizard, Lord Voldemort, and avenge his parents. But only with the help of his friends could he accomplish it. Conformity does not hurt our ability to experience life fully. In fact, it not only supports our making of decisions, but also benefits our mentality with social interaction. Without the help of his friends, Harry wouldn't have been able to find all seven Horcruxes –essentials to defeat Lord Voldemort. People around Harry always gave him advice and helped him with attacks and fights. When we want to accomplish things, our peers can help us. The saying, “two heads are better than one” is absolutely true. Different people think and act in different ways, therefore contributing positively to each other. Also, when we make important decisions, we need the opinions and advice from others. In the 5th book, Harry ignored the advice of Dumbledore, Lupin, and others, refused to learn and succeed in Occlumency, and was tricked into the Department of Mysteries. This put his friends in grave danger and ultimately lead to the death of his godfather, Sirius. When we make decisions, we should take upon the opinions of others and decide on our actions from there. Overall, conformity definitely does not hurt our ability to experience life fully. Harry Potter loved his friends until the very end, and he respected them more than anything else; he still lived a very lively and adventurous life, experiencing many, many things he couldn't have done without his friends. We, too, can conform and still experience every aspect of life.
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