I think it’s about time I “came out” to friends and family because some of you are unintentionally discriminating me. I’m a good person and I shouldn’t have to prove that to anybody. I’m determined, resourceful, adaptable, driven and loyal. Would you say that these things are bad qualities?
How about if I told you that I’m a Slytherin?
I told a dear friend of mine (who happens to be in Ravenclaw) that I’m coming out to the world as a Slytherin and her quick response was that I shouldn’t because I’m the enemy. This remark quickly took me back to when the first years of Hogwarts were booed by the entire school for being housed in Slytherin. They were eleven years old and already being treated badly by the other houses who are apparently kinder than us Slytherin’s. They were also the only ones to be booed during Quidditch – it’s all so backwards.
In reality I got sorted into this house because I am extremely patient, dedicated, I prefer praise over trust because I don’t trust easily, I’m charming because I’ve been taught to be on my best behaviour and I’m focused on my goals even if that takes years. If that makes me more competitive it’s only because I aim for what I want. But then we are branded things like ‘disloyal’ and all I have to say is you’re a fool if you’re loyal to everyone. I’m not disloyal, I choose my friends wisely and am selective because I’m aware that there are many bad people in the world.
Slytherin faces discrimination on a daily basis and suck it up because they have the confidence to know they’re better than those who belittle them. Isn’t that how we’ve all been taught to deal with bullies? How does that make any other house better than them? Regulus Black, Snape, Narcissa Malfoy and even Merlin were all slytherin wizards and witches so WHY does an entire house have a bad reputation when there’s proof that there are only bad people – no bad houses.
I’ll finish this by saying that if you see me differently now purely because you know which house I belong in then am I really the bad guy? I couldn’t hold this in anymore so I made this courageous, bold decision to come out.
THIS IS ME. I’m a fucking Slytherin.
(Please take this light heartedly, I’m having a laugh although your Hogwarts House is serious business. But I really am a Slytherin)
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