Today Is Winnie The Pooh Day But Has The Time Come To Stop Having A Day For Everything?
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It seems as if there is a day for everything these days. Last week was 'Kiss A Ginger Day' which was itself set up as a response to November 20th being declared 'Kick A Ginger Day', and I'm sure I don't need to tell some people what day March 14th symbolises.
Seriously, though, having as many silly and meaningless days as we currently have surely detracts from the significance of days that are actually worth remembering like - for example - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (which was this Monday).
Well, today it's Winnie the Pooh day, and whilst the lovable honey-thief from 100 acre wood is great and all that, he is a fictional bear - and once you put that next to the achievements of others with days of remembrance isn't that great really.
Sure there are some good pieces of wisdom that can be learnt through the books of A.A. Milne, such as:
"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them"
"A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference."
These are admirable sentiments, most people would surely agree, but hardly unique or worthy of a whole day of remembrance.
I mean, today is the holy feast day of Saint Prisca (apparently) and she was (apparently) tortured and executed for her Christian faith - she probably had a bit more about her than a cartoon bear who said: "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like 'What about lunch?'"
Stirring stuff, truly words for the ages.
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Perhaps this is an Eeyore attitude to things and an overly serious and boring away of looking at what is essentially a bit of fun.
Maybe we should just celebrate the fact that maybe some kids who don't read very much might pick up a book that tells them to do nice things to other people and enjoy themselves.
The world is dark and frightening enough without trying to drag everyone down for celebrating for being about a character from a book.
Whatever, eat some honey, annoy a donkey, make friends with a group of animals that could never exist in the same forest in reality.
So Happy Winnie the Pooh day, you filthy animals. If you don't agree, just remember - as the great Pooh said: "The things that make me different are the things that make me."
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