Pooh lessons for election candidates

August 11, 2010

These days it's quite often that our politicians are accused of not being imaginative and not having vision for the future. Their election speeches do not leave us in awe and neither are they inspiring.

Sometimes it is more helpful when you can make use of short words to explain your position in the same way that Winnie the Pooh does, "What about lunch?". Winnie the Pooh by his own admission lacked brains but still possessed remarkable wisdom that would leave the other inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood awe-struck.

But at this year's election, candidates Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard both would be well to pick up a few notes from Winnie the Pooh. With our economy in tatters and no signs of recovery, we look up to our politicians to turn around a corner for the nation, but it seems that we lack good politicians who have imagination and vision to bring about a change for the better.

In a major announcement, the new British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced massive spending cuts that will affect all spectrums of the government machinery and will affect the lives of British people for many years to come. As we look to resurrect our economy, we look to our politicians to take things forward in a better direction. Probably by reading Winnie the Pooh and understanding his simple yet wise actions our politicians can pull a leaf or two out of Winnie the Pooh books as well.