What It Means To Be A Hufflepuff: My Account As A Dedicated Badger
Here I am, 36 years old, and completely dedicated to my Hogwarts school: Hufflepuff. It’s so much more than that. Not only am I in love with all things J.K Rowling, but I adore Harry Potter: books, movies, memorabilia, and everything in between. Needless to say, I’ve taken the sorting quiz multiple times and each time the results are the same, I am a Hufflepuff…tried and true.
So, what does it mean for me to be a Hufflepuff? Well, it means “Honey Badger Don’t Care.” This is another reference altogether, regarding the YouTube videos narrated by Randall. Regardless, being a Hufflepuff Badger or a Honey Badger is all the same and completely fabulous. Not only do the characteristics encompass my core values: hard work, dedication, acceptance, and loyalty, but I am so happy when I get the opportunity to share what I am.
Sometimes, when I come across other Potterheads, I am pegged as a Hufflepuff. They just know. That is a pretty cool demographic to be a part of. Being a Hufflepuff is more than just a house at Hogwarts, it’s how you are as a person. Every person has a house that they are a part of even if they aren’t into Harry Potter stuff. A Hufflepuff is cool, a person who you can relate to, someone who is nice and accepting, but not too nice (but mostly nice).
When I’m out with my family, I rep Hufflepuff hardcore. I have shirts, socks, buttons, and badges. I am that Honey Badger who don’t care (thanks Randall). I mean why not have a title for the code you live by, some would call it just being a decent person, but to me, that is too boring. I would rather be a Hufflepuff. It’s the same thing as being a decent person, but it’s also about being badass. It’s about being unique and proud to be who you are. I am all of those things, or at least I try to be.
Here are a few facts about Hufflepuffs and some fun stuff to share:
Founded by Helga Hufflepuff #bosswitch
The most inclusive house at Hogwarts
Hufflepuffs are genuinely good
J.K. Rowlings has said it’s her favorite house
Hufflepuff has had the fewest dark wizards
I recently started reading Harry Potter for the first time at 32, and have been reviewing the books as I go along. I’ve finished the first two books and am halfway through number three. I still haven’t watched any of the films. https://medium.com/30-something/i-read-harry-potter-for-the-first-time-at-32-a-book-review-20-years-too-late-51ef229a4a6a