Lessons from Pooh

So I spend 2/4 Sunday mornings watching Winnie the Pooh on Netflix. Pooh bear is my life Guru, I learn so much from Pooh. If everyone lived their live's in accordance Pooh we'd all very happy and slightly and chubby. 

Pooh Bear has taught me the importance and value of friendship and more importantly, that you can only have true friendships and love for someone when you have no expectations from them. We live in a society full of rules that we constantly break and set that lead us to constant disappointment and discontentment within our lives. Piglet to Pooh, "How do you spell Love" Pooh, "You don't spell it, you feel it" Pooh teaches us that true love cannot be defined or conditioned, it's a feeling that only the individual can feel and that we all love in our own way, someone else's feelings of love may be different to yours but that doesn't mean that they don't love you. Piglet teaches us that we like to be certain of people, to be sure of their intentions, to have security, "Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind, "Pooh!" he whispered,  "Yes Piglet?"  "Nothing"  said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw "I just wanted to be sure of you"." 

Piglet also teaches us that even the smallest hearts can hold a rather large amount of gratitude and that focussing on the blessing that we do have is more conducive to happiness than focussing on the things that we don't have. "sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart" Of all the love stories in the world Pooh Bear and Piglet's friendship is the most perfect. Forget the Disney Princesses and their Prince's, don't think about the Notebook, Wuthering Heights or any of those other intense tales of passion just have a look at Pooh and Piglet and how they absolutely and unconditionally love each other no matter what, "We'll be friends for ever won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet "Even longer" Pooh answered." They don't have to offer grand gestures or even fox each other's problems, just be around for one another is enough for them "I don't feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh. "There, there" said Piglet. "I'll bring you some tea and honey until you do". 

You might think that I'm massive loser for being 25 years old and still watching Winnie the Pooh, but when you look into the stories and the relationships you'll find a lifetime's worth of lessons that, can even make life seem a little less confusing because, "When you are a Bear of very little brain, and you think of things, you find that sometimes a thing that seemed very thingish inside you is quite different when and has other people looking at it". 

My favourite two pooh quotes:
"Tell me you'll never forget me, because if I thought you would, I would never leave"

"Some people care too much, I think it's called love"



  1. You are definitely not a loser! I still enjoy child-oriented shows, books, etc. Pooh is great. :]

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