(Closed) NWR: What is a Hogwarts education even worth?

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Bumble bee
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@vorpalette:  That was definitely me. I started reading the books at 10, and I was crushed on my eleventh birthday, even though I was definitely old enough to know it was fantasy (part of you can’t help but to hope).

I’ve thought about this an embarrassing amount and decided that it comes down to wizards having completely different methods for problem solving. If a muggle wants to  build a bridge, they’d better understand the math needed to get all of the angles right. If a wizard want to build a bridge, they’d better know the spells to make the materials place themselves correctly.

I still don’t know about the technology thing, though. I mean, wizards have trains, right? And clearly Hogwarts has been modded to have plumbing far superior to what was available when the school was originally built. So industrialism and technological advancement certainly touch on some aspects of their lives, but I can’t imagine that they wouldn’t eventually eschew some magics for more convenient technologies. Maybe it takes a while for these technologies to become accepted, like in Amish and Anabaptist communities?

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Sugar bee
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@peachacid:  If wizards were as clever as Rowling wants us to believe they are, they would have found a way to seamlessly combine “Muggle” technology with their magic.

Would they, though? There’s a lot of mugglephobia/anti-muggle prejudice in the wizarding world…

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

LOL this thread is great

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
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@peachacid:  Good point… he kind of just does random experiments (like the flying car)… maybe he’s too afraid of Molly’s wrath 🙂

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I live this thread. Lol I’m still trying to find a way to put a subtle HP nod into our wedding. 4 weeks left, better start thinking.

Post # 55
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I just can’t get enough of this thread. Yesterday, I was telling my dad about a letter I saw from a little kid to Dumbledore that went something like (SPOILER, btw, even though these have been out forever)— “Dear Dumbledore, thanks for helping Harry Potter when he was beating Voldemort. I hope you are happy in Wizard Heaven. Say hi to Snape, Sirius, Dobby and Hedwig for me. Love, Daniel Age 6. PS I can’t wait to get my letter from Hogwarts”. I got emotional and maybe teared up a little when I said the last part out loud. Dad laughed at me, because he said it was obvious there was a little twinge of sympathetic pain–I was also upset when I turned 11 and didn’t get the letter : ) I didn’t want the little boy to be heartbroken. haha As a pp mentioned, I was old enough to KNOW it was a fantasy, but you just kind of hope something awesome like that happens to you.  

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am also considering one thing..apart from the previous books, there’s no mention whatsoever (as far as i recall..) of which House won the House Cup on the stories after book#2. I am not 100% sure of what i am saying but i believe it’s true..i would love to have know who won the House Cup every year!!!

I’ve actually had my daughters receiving Hogwarts’ acceptance letters last Xmas and they went CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

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@peachacid:  There is some post secondary education. Someone, maybe McGonagall, tells Harry that becoming an auror requires an extra 3 years of school.

OP, Runes are foreign language and script.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I died. Absolutely freaking hilarious! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

LOL I LOVE this thread!!!

Post # 60
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t even know how I just came across this thread, but I’m so happy that I did. Though my friends try to shame me for my love of Harry Potter, it is magical and delightful and I don’t care who knows. I had my Brother-In-Law whittle my sister the Elder Wand for her Christmas gift last year and she about peed her pants.

Post # 61
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think they pay tuition, so I guess it’s worth what they pay for it. I guess they learn basic stuff at home and then by the time they’re ready to go to school they switch to more specialized subjects. Seriously though, I can see a culture not adopting our technology – Amish people live among us “English” and don’t use our technology. They use phones, but so do wizards (sometimes)Laughing I also hated the epilogue. I don’t have a problem with Harry working for the government because I think he’s the type of person that would want to be there to ensure that it didn’t become corrupted again. I just had a problem with how rushed and blah it was.

I may possibly re-read the series every year.

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