Hey, I'm just wondering, do you think it's possible to be a Ravenclaw if you don't particularly like learning? Say, if you possess other Ravenclaw traits (that are very important to you)? Or is love of learning a must?
Okay so the thing is hogwarts houses are less about traits than they are about values and ravenclaw is a place for people who value learning, individuality, and acceptance
And I don’t want to be the person who sits here and says ‘you have to fit into this box to be a ravenclaw’ because ravenclaw is all about being your own person but like, all three of those are equally important and pretty key to the whole ravenclaw philosophy
But like I said it’s not about necessarily having those traits, but they’re what you aspire to. Like I wish I could go against the crowd and wear outrageous clothes everyday and have people admire my originality but fuck man judgement is scary! Or maybe you’re not great at maths but you never take your education for granted and are determined to learn as much as you can
Speaking of which, you probably do have a love of learning. I think most people do but they don’t realise because it’s not in the traditional sense. Maybe you love travelling and learning about other cultures, or you’ve spent hours reading books about ancient mythology, or you’ve taught yourself the names and meanings of all the flowers in your garden, or you’re teaching yourself how to play your fifth instrument. Sure it’s not differentiation but it shows you have a love of learning more about the world around you
So I’d say yes, you probably do need a love of learning, but by no means does that imply you have to be book smart