Now, I get the anxiety Harry and the other first years had felt as they stood in front of the Great Hall. As they waited for their names to be called, the 11 year olds left their fate to the magical hat that would decide their fate for the seven years they would reside in Hogwarts and maybe the rest of their lives.a
But where’s the democracy in that? What if they end up regretting the house they are placed in?
So maybe they did not get into Ravenclaw or Gryffindor. They don’t regret it because even the young innocent Slytherin gets entangled in the world of dark arts, they learn to adapt. So this is my advice to high school seniors who probably got rejection letters from their top choice of college, you will be happy wherever you end up in. Do you know why? You are human, you have been through worst and because of this resilience that runs through your veins, you will make it wherever you end up in.