Sep 19, 2021
This a Sunday episode of Monetization Nation.
The Pride of Lord Voldemort
In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, pride is one of the defining characteristics of many of the characters, but it leads to the downfall of Lord Voldemort. Voldemort is so proud, he can’t imagine not living forever. In his quest to prolong his life, he destroys the lives of others. In the end, his pride causes him to underestimate Harry, who is able to defeat him.
Voldemort only lived to about 71 years old—well under the life expectancy of wizards; Dumbledore lived to 116. If it weren’t for his pride, Voldemort could have lived much longer.
Though our pride likely won’t lead to our death, it could lead to the destruction of many things including faith, relationships, or our business. To combat pride we must choose humility.