This week, Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of destiny in chapter sixteen, the penultimate chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Casper tells a story asking whether it was his destiny to move to the United States. They discuss why Neville is excluded from the trio's adventure, where Hermione's strengths and weaknesses come from and the possible symbolism of chess pieces. Throughout the episode they look at the question: are our choices are destiny? Vanessa offers the following quote: "Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds. Watch your deeds. They become habits. Watch your habits. They become character. Watch your character. They become your destiny". (Lao Tzu)
This week's voicemail is thanks to Michah Herstand from New York City.
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