Disney Duster wrote:
I would agree a lot, actually. The only thing is, Pooh really should try to be more considerate. And if he can't help that he's not...that still doesn't necessarily make him a good role model. He doesn't seem to care when he should sometimes, and whether it's his fault or not, should kids be imitating that? Kids should learn from people who try to understand other people's emotions and problems.
Hmm. I guess I'm just saying that all Disney characters, and people, have flaws and no one person/character is the ultimate "role model." Pooh may be inconsiderate to others, but it's not out of spite or on purpose (which, yes, is a flaw that may not be a welcoming attribute to a role model). And I don't think kids should imitate anyone, including role models/parents. I mean, that's certainly going to happen to some extent, but they should be their own persons. For the most part, I think Pooh is an interesting character who is genuine and kids can learn from that.
Anyway, why do you think he's a good role model for using his heart and not his brain, when you seem to care a lot about being intelligent and using your brain instead of using your heart in matters where the brain could come up with soul-crushing ideas?
Do I come off as only caring about intelligence? Yes, I think intelligence is good and I'm not the biggest fan of those who don't use the brains they obviously have, but I think heart is just as important. And, I'm not entirely sure what the bolded means...
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