A smaller less prominent theme but still important, was doing things simply because they make you happy. You don't always have to make decisions based on if they "help" you in any way financially or to get ahead in life. Or doing only things that you need to do. You can do things just because they bring you or others joy. Pooh sees a red balloon and asks Christopher Robin for one and as silly as it seems, Christopher obliges and goes out of his way to purchase the balloon for his friend. The balloon was a simple symbol of happiness for Pooh. I liked this because in my own life, I always feel like people are pressuring me to do something just because it is advantageous to me or to them. Like cosplay and modeling. People think I should make a job out of it, do Patreon, sell prints or whatever. But I was never in this for the money. I do these things simply because I enjoy it. And to fulfill my creative outlet. Once something becomes a "job," all the fun is sucked out of it for me and I no longer enjoy it. I never got into any of this for any reason other than for fun. I have no expectations on what I want it to bring me other than a portfolio of pretty pictures to look back on when I'm old.
And all the adventures I go on. I simply do them because I enjoy it. I want to look back and have nice memories of what I did with my life. Not memories of my life and what I had to do. This is a big reason as to why I quit CVS. I didn't want that soul sucking place to take my life away from me. It was sucking all my energy and life and years away from me. But when all is said and done, CVS is not going to be there for me. Rather, it threw me under the bus when the time came. I didn't want to live the rest of my life with memories of myself missing out on life because CVS was a selfish MF who wanted me to work 24/7 and never spend time with my own loved ones. This is probably why Christopher Robin's central story resonated with me. I spent too much of my time there with nothing to show for it. There was no gratefulness for my contributions or any sign that I was a valued employee but rather another warm body. Meanwhile at my current job, I've traveled more and have been on more vacations than I was ever allowed at CVS. I get paid significantly less, yes, but my overall sanity and quality of life has significantly improved. That was also a theme of the movie. How people would be happier if they could go on more holidays. And in turn, if people went on more holidays, companies would actually all make more money, not less. Now, if only America as a whole would follow suit in this idea already established in Europe.
I went into this movie also knowing that I have a lot of similarities with Pooh. And sitting through it, I knew that my husband was going to leave this movie making fun of me for it. He basically said the entire movie was like spending a day with me and him. He's forever telling me we have to be adults, take care of our house, clean it and run errands. And I'm forever stuck in La-La land. Concerned with what to eat, Disney balloons and the small trivial things in life that make me happy. I never want to do laundry or tidy up the kitchen or living room. Haha, I knew I was going to be personally attacked for this. He's also always considered me a bear. I'm lazy sometimes, eat a lot, always think about food and I'm clumsy. But lovable still in his eyes, hahaha. He still puts up with me just as patient as Christopher Robin seemed to be throughout the film. He does have his own limits and breaking point, but he eventually comes back down and takes care of my needs as irrational as they can seem sometimes.