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what’s next?

Posted by Jonathan Chant on 20:22, May 13, 2008

“There will be books written about Harry – every child in our world will know his name!”

Anyone know where that quote is from? If you guessed Harry Potter, kudos to you!

the scarI just started reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone again for like the 5th time (you could say I’m a fan of the books) and came across this quote from the first chapter. It’s when Professors Dumbledore and McGonagall are waiting for Hagrid to deliver little baby Harry to the Dursleys, and McGonagall says this to Dumbledore. Kind of ironic when you think about it, cause it’s pretty much come true in this, our real world.

But it got me thinking, what will I be remembered for? Harry’s known for being the “the boy who lived” and defeating Voldemort; JKR’s most famously known for writing the Harry Potter series. But what about me?

I guess I’m thinking about this because I’m at yet another crossroads in my life. Just finished university and have the rest of my life before me. Exciting times, definitely, but it would be nice if I had a clue about where I’m going or what I even want to do. There’s only one thing I know for sure, I want to be of service to others. Unfortunately, that’s about as vague as you can get when it comes to direction in life. I’m sure I’ll discover my niche in this world sooner or later, but I’m hoping it will be sooner rather than later. Here’s to the beginning of the rest of my life. :)

What about you? What are your passions? How would you like to be remembered?

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One Response to “what’s next?”

  1. boloh said

    hey jchant! we miss you a ton in Toronto. Just wanted to say thanks for being a great friend to me. Even though we only hung out every once in a while, i think i always know that you’re there – and vice versa, you know?

    and as for what you’re going to do with your life, what you’ll be known for…i’m not worried about you BECAUSE you’re asking yourself these questions. Most people don’t ask themselves this until their deathbed. The thing is, to me, you’ll always be to me the kindest man i’ve ever met. I’m not kidding. I know you’ll find your way, and in the meantime, enjoy the ride. This is it, you know. Life, full and abundant. This is it. Soak it in. :)

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