The secret to happiness may be taking inspiration from Winnie the Pooh.
Harvard professor Sanjiv Chopra claims the lovable bear is “perhaps the single-most contented and wise creature ever imagined.” As the “master of Zen” we could all learn something from the honey-loving creature’s perspective on life, Professor Chopra adds. “Perhaps the single-most contented and wise creature ever imagined is Winnie the Pooh. There’s much we can all glean from Pooh’s implacable calm and goodwill,” he adds. Chopra said: “The master of Zen and the art of honey-tummy maintenance has forgotten more about being happy than most of us will ever learn. In fact, he forgets nearly everything that isn’t related to one of his deep, loving friendships.
Winnie the Pooh brings more to bear on wisdom than the average bear and his wisdom can be garnered from the charming stories.” Chopra argues we could all learn something from Pooh’s attitude during tough times. “Simply put, it’s this: Pooh bear chooses to put his challenges into perspective.”