It's been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in the UK. We take a trip down memory lane and recall the lessons that can help kids—and adults—navigate life's ups and downs.

The megapopular Harry Potter books don't touch on religion, but they do reflect a consistent moral framework. Like most children's books, the series teaches lessons many religions would agree on: Don't kill, don't lie, and so on. But beyond that are more subtle life lessons that can help kids—and adults—navigate relationships, disappointments, and loss.

After J.K. Rowling acknowledged the 20 year anniversary and thanked her readers, she received a flood of messages from fans expressing their gratitude.  "Thank you. You helped a lonely little girl fall fully in love with reading for life," tweeted one fan.

Click through below to see the six life lessons Harry Potter taught us all...

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Laura Sheahen