Quote from ‘The Tao of Pooh’

Winnie-the-Pooh personifies the principle Taoist concept of “effortless doing,” and pu, the concept of being open to but unburdened by experience.

“While Eeyore frets …
… and Piglet hesitates
… and Rabbit calculates
… and Owl pontificates
…Pooh just is.”

In contrast, characters like Owl and Rabbit over-complicate problems, often over-thinking to the point of confusion, and Eeyore pessimistically complains and frets about existence, unable to just be.

Pooh’s simpleminded nature, unsophisticated worldview and instinctive problem-solving methods conveniently represent of the Taoist philosophical foundation in Benjamin Hoff’s brilliant book