7 Philosophical Ways In Which Winnie The Pooh Understands Food

7 Philosophical Ways In Which Winnie The Pooh Understands Food

Short easy words like "what about lunch?"


Despite being a "Bear of Little Brain," Pooh really gets food. His philosophy behind food shines through the entire Hundred Acre Wood.

Here are 7 ways this "silly ol' bear" may not be quite so silly when it comes to food.

1. A highlight of the day is food.

"It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like 'What about lunch?"

Pooh doesn't cut any corners with his simple love of food. To him, the highlight of a day is when he eats, what he eats, and with whom he eats it. Food is easily accessible to many of us living in the Western world, and viewing food as a source of joy gives us at the barest minimum several moments of happiness every day.

2. Food brings motivation and joy.

Routines have a comfort and an excitement in their own selves—food can be a consistent bright spot in your day. Having a routine or something you look forward to with your eating habits can make even the most stressful days positive. For Pooh it's honey. For some, it might be a piece of chocolate, or something green, or always eating breakfast. For me, it's a cup of tea.

3. Food eases loneliness.

Friends are important. And food is important. And the two can physiologically be correlated. Studies show that if a person is lonely, holding a hot cup of tea can make them feel less alone.

There will always be times in our life that we are alone, even just physically, even just for a night. Something to smile about can make the difference between being alone, and being lonely—and comfort food is comforting for a reason. When you're feeling a bit eleven o'clock ish, a bit of honey can be just the thing.

4. Food bonds people.  

"What I like best in the whole world is Me and Piglet going to see You, and You saying 'What about a little something?' and Me saying, 'Well, I shouldn't mind a little something, should you, Piglet,' and it being a hummy sort of day outside, and birds singing."

Food is embedded in our lives every day. Our eating patterns form in relation to other people and is integrally linked to social groups. Sharing food with other people is one of our oldest forms of connecting with other people and creates an instant, natural bond.

5. Food has its own spiritual power.

Milne's cognizance of the spiritual nuances behind food is easily seen in this exchange between Piglet and Pooh. This moment, so simple, speaks volumes. Piglet recognizes that food brings comfort to a distressed emotional state, and food offers support to help Pooh find himself again.

Food (or its routines, or its comfort) can help bring us to a balanced, centered, more spiritual state. Also who hasn't been hangry? It's very difficult to be zen when you're hangry.

6. Food feeds the imagination.

The internationally famous chef Anthony Bourdain viewed food as a powerful storytelling tool. Some native American cultures believe food tells you where you've come from and where you're going. It can empower you to reassert control over your own self and your own life; it reunites you with your spiritual or imaginative self. ("For Bourdain," 2018).

Milne here captures the je ne sais quoi behind food—where food has not only a physiological and emotional influence, it also has an imaginative influence as well.

7. Food exists to nourish and fill us.

We need to eat to survive, and it doesn't take a Bear of Little Brain to tell us how wonderful it is that something we need is also something we find so much delight and joy in. Pooh got how beautiful it is to enjoy a good meal--and thankfully, with a yummy snack or a home-cooked meal or a trip out to eat, you can too.

Popular Right Now

48 Drake 'Scorpion' Lyrics You Can Use 'Nonstop' To 'Elevate' Your Summer Instagram Captions

Whether you're trying to find a caption for your beach selfie or need the perfect quote for your #SquadGoals pic, don't worry — Drizzy has got you covered!


Unless you're living under a rock then you know that Drake's newest album, "Scorpion," dropped JUST in time for summer, y'all! That's why it's only right to use lyrics from "Scorpion" as Insta-worth captions for all of your summer Instagram posts.

Whether you're trying to find a caption for your beach selfie or need the perfect quote for your #SquadGoals pic, don't worry, Drizzy has got you covered!

For your #SquadGoals pics:

1. "House full of supermodels just like Mohamed Hadid" - Sandra's Rose

2. "Saturday, call the girls, get 'em gassed out" - Nice For What

3. "Imagine if I never met the broskies" - God's Plan

4. "We in the buildin', we came for a billion, ain't nobody playin'" - Talk Up

5. "Scared to come towards us, gotta run from us" - Sandra's Rose

6. "You got some bad friends, high school pics, you was even bad then" - Nice For What

7. "Love my brothers, cut 'em in on anything" - Nonstop

8. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" - Talk Up

For pics of you and bae:

9. "'Cause i want ya, and i need ya, and i'm down for you always" - In My Feelings

10. "Cupid's shot me, my heartbeat's racing" - Is There More

For your selfies/post break up posts/revenge body pics:

11. "I stay busy workin' on me" - Nonstop

12. "It's too late for all that lovey dovey sh*t" - Mob Ties

13. "I ain't even cut the tie, it severed itself" - Survival

14. "Had a man last year, life goes on" - Nice For What

15. "Ain't stressin' off no lover in the past tense" - Nice For What

16. "Pretty little young thing" - Jaded

17. "Now they wanna know me since I hit the top" - Nonstop

18. "They see what I got and, man, it's hard to content" - Nonstop

19. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" - Emotionless

20. "I only love my bed and my momma I'm sorry" - God's Plan

21 "Got a lot of blood and it's cold" - I'm Upset

22. "I've never been the type to make amends" - 8 out of 10

23. "They been keepin' tabs on me like i'm payin' next time" - 8 out of 10

24. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" - Sandra's Rose

25. "Only cryin' I do is cryin' from laughin' 'bout it" - Is There More

26. "Only lackin I can do is my lack of response" - Is There More

27. "Only rest that I do is "where the rest of my commas?"" - Is There More

28. "If I can't make it with you, I'll make it without" - Is There More

29. "You know it's real, don't gotta say it for you" - Ratchet Happy Birthday

30. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" - Survival

For your vacation/night-out pics:

31. "There's no way this is real life, man, it can't be" - Nonstop

32. "Look at the way we live" - Emotionless

33. "I have tea with stars and I swim with the sharks" - Survival

34. "Trips to wherever feels right" - Don't Matter To Me

35. "Vacay to a place where you could take pictures, post on insta" - That's How You Feel

36. "I know you like to drink 'til the sun comes up" - That's How You Feel

37. "I live like Ronaldo but I never been in Madrid" - Blue Tint

38. "Is there more to life than going on trips to Dubai?" - Is There More

39. "Only lyin' I do is lyin' out in the tropics" - Is There More

40. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" - Sandra's Rose

41. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" - Can't Take a Joke

42. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" - Final Fantasy

43. "She finally got to Rome and all she did was post pictures for people at home" - Emotionless

For your 4th of July pics:

44. "Yachts on the 4th of July, G5 soarin' the skies" - Is There More

45. "Workin' in the land of the free, the home of the brave" - Emotionless

46. "How can you be angry on a night in July" - Summer Games

For those of you with a ~summer birthday~:

47. "It's your birthday, baby, it's your birthday" - Ratchet Happy Birthday

48. "It's your month and you know it" - Ratchet Happy Birthday

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

15 Hilarious 'SpongeBob' Episodes To Watch During Your Procrastinationn

Leedle leedie leedle lee.


Procrastination is something we all do whether it's to avoid that five-page essay or studying for your test at the end of the week. We all do it and we all do it differently. Yet for most of us, some kind of TV streaming app is usually involved in our procrastination ways. Want one of the best things to watch mindlessly while still having a great time? "Spongebob."

Yes, "Spongebob." One of the greatest shows of our childhood and still pretty funny for us as adults. There are plenty of moments that will have you laughing, but if you're looking for some of the bests, you're looking for this list. Here are some of the best "Spongebob" episodes, in no particular order, to watch while you're busy ignoring your responsibilities.

1. "Pizza Delivery"

Season 1, episode 5. This episode has been recreated by many college students whenever they have a pizza in their hands. It's funny, "Krusty Krab Pizza" is a banging jam, and it's filled with quotable moments.

2. "Procrastination"


Season 2, episode 17. Accurate to you avoiding your responsibilities, this episode will make you feel guilty watching but you'll be laughing at the same time. It's quotable, you'll know almost every scene, and you'll end the episode saying "me too" because of just how relatable it is.

3. "Sailor Mouth"


Season 2, episode 8. We all know they're basically replacing curse words with random noises and frankly, it's funny as *dolphin noises.* Another quotable episode and definitely a fan favorite.

4. "Just One Bite"


Season 3, episode 3. You know you've seen the face from tons of internet memes, now you need to watch the episode if you never have, or rewatch it if you know it. It turns out Squidward loves Krabby Patties and the reaction is always worth watching.

5. "Dying For Pie"


Season 2, episode 4. "I made it with my tears!" is a quote we all know but the episode is also... the bomb. Although the context seems a little grim, it all ends up OK and that just makes it funnier.

6. "Shanghaid"


Season 2, episode 13. A must watch episode, just to see the Flying Dutchman howling, Spongebob laughing, and Patrick going "leedle leedle leedle lee." The whole episode is worth it, but this part, in particular, will truly make your night.

7. "SB-128"

Season 1, episode 14. Trying to avoid Thing 1 and Thing 2, Squidward accidentally gets frozen for 2,000 years. In both the future in the past, he meets creatures similar to the Spongebob and Patrick from his time. However, this episode may cause an existential crisis so beware!

8. "Chocolate With Nuts"


Season 3, episode 12. There is nothing bad about this episode and it has to be one of the most recognizable and quotable episodes that almost anyone could know. It's hilarious the entire way through and always worth a watch.

9. "Wet Painters"


Season 3, episode 10. What's worse than one paint bubble? Two paint bubbles! This episode is both funny yet slightly stressful at the same time. You'll feel a little stressed as the paint goes all over the place, but right after you'll be laughing about it.

10. "Graveyard Shift"


Season 2, episode 16. Watch this episode during your procrastination... at night! The Hash Bringing, Sash Ringing, Trash-Singing, Hash Slinging Slasher is out to cause some fright but frankly, this entire episode is just what you need for a laugh,

11. "The Camping Episode"


Season 3, episode 17. This episode created one of the best jams that almost everyone sang growing up, whether you were camping or not! It's a fan favorite that'll leave you singing one again.

12. "The Bully"


Season 3, episode 3. So you like kicking butts, old man? This is a great episode that involves Spongebob's obnoxiousness meeting a bully that threatens him. But things aren't always what they seem as Spongebob walks away from this experience fine after some fun laughs.

13. "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III"

Season 2, episode 11. This must be your wallet and this must be a fan favorite episode. We all know the memes, it's time to relive the episode because it really is just as funny.

14. "Krusty Krab Training Video"

Season 3, episode 10. This episode is amazing from POOP to the Ti-ta-ti-ti-ta-ti-ti-ta-ta Krabby Patty zoom in. It's a hilarious episode that will leave you crying through your laughter.

15. "Rock Bottom"

Season 1, episode 17. This episode is an oldie but goodie. Most people know this episode and how weird it actually is, but it's funny nonetheless and always worth a watch.

Related Content

Facebook Comments