While I was not a huge Winnie the Pooh fan growing up, I was aware of his existence. And actually did admire his tenacity for getting all that honey away from those ever-charging bees! This image of him on this keychain makes me laugh, because that is what I remember best about the Pooh Bear. I mean, he just looks like a kid who has not just stolen a cookie but the whole cookie jar! He looks hurried but secure. And confident that he can hold onto that honey - and out run those old bees. Reminds me of ourselves as kids after we did something we shouldn't have, like knocked the ball through somebodies window! Kind of an "uh-oh".
I am always one to look for good messages in things, and I think there is with Pooh. I don't believe any of these imaginary characters would last for so many decades if they didn't convey something good. I like Pooh because he portrays someone soft and cuddly, yet always out there on that limb, doing something crazy or dangerous. In my college days, I can recall it being an honor to be called some cute girl's Pooh Bear. It meant you were fun to be with, and cuddly! At least that's what I heard!
Anyway, I think more of us should try to be more like the Pooh Man, and get out there and enjoy life, take some risks, and surround yourself with good friends. And most of all, be a good friend!