Why is Eeyore so sad?

Djbrat By Djbrat, 22nd Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A short story about why I think that Eeyore is so sad. He's got great friends to help him out, but he still seems a little depressed.

Eeyore in the Hundred Acre Woods

Eeyore is a cute, cuddly donkey and one of Winnie the Pooh’s closest friends. He always seems so sad and gloomy, but is very lovable. He’s the type of character that always want to please others. Even when things go right in the 100 Acre Wood where he lives, he still has that gloomy look about him that makes you want to give him a big kiss and hug. To tell him that everything is alright and he is very much loved. Despite having some really good friends, like Winnie the Pooh, Rabbit, Piglet, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and Christopher Robin, here are some of my opinions as to why Eeyore is so sad.

His stick house

His house is made up of only sticks; they’re not even tied together. They are just leaning together so if any type of wind comes blowing his way, they tumble. If he moves around at night when he’s sleeping, they tumble. If someone comes knocking on his non-existent door, they tumble to the ground in a heap. I don’t know about you but that would make me sad.

His tail

His tail is attached with only a nail. It’s really easy for him to lose it. He constantly needs to be aware of if his tail and if it is still there or not. If it does fall off, like many times a day, where does he start looking to find it? If I had to constantly keep tabs on my tail every second while going through my day, then I would be sad too.

He’s just plain depressed

Even if things go perfect for him and everyone is really sweet to him, he still would be sad. Eeyore is just Eeyore. That is how he is, he will never change and I wouldn’t want him to. He’s loveable, sweet, and despite his gloomy appearance, he is happy. He has great friends that love him and even if it doesn’t seem like it, they are always watching out for him.

I think that Eeyore knows that he is loved and appreciated. Just because he looks sad and gloomy all the time really doesn’t mean that he actually is. Yes, things do happen to him that just plain suck, but doesn’t that happen to all of us? Everyone has an

Eeyore inside of them and that’s okay. Embrace your inner Eeyore and just be who you are. All your loved ones wouldn’t want you any other way.

Sources: Personal opinion


Depressed, Eeyore, Sad, Stick House, Tail

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author avatar Delicia Powers
22nd Mar 2013 (#)

Lovely Dina-:0) if I was feeling sad how wonderful it would be to have a friend just like you!

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author avatar Djbrat
22nd Mar 2013 (#)

Aaaawwww thank Delicia. That is so sweet ♥♥

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author avatar Retired
22nd Mar 2013 (#)

so cute! the very first line was so delightful that i couldn't stop myself from reading further!

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author avatar Jack Wellman
22nd Mar 2013 (#)

Love this my friend... the older I get the more I value and treasure friends...like you!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
22nd Mar 2013 (#)

Eeyore is loved but in real life sadly many people with depression are ignored or avoided.

I actually own a donkey, she is sad when nobody gives her attention.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
22nd Mar 2013 (#)

Well done! You are a fine illustrated-character
therapist! Perhaps you can evaluate and explain why Micky Mouse always smiles?!

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author avatar Kingwell
23rd Mar 2013 (#)

I enjoyed this almost as much as I love Eeyore. Thank you for a beautiful read.

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author avatar Buzz
23rd Mar 2013 (#)

Lovely, lovely you and your article.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
23rd Mar 2013 (#)

It is probably the stubborness and it refusal to change the persona despite havig quirky friends around. Fact is that it just wans to be fussed around but yet at the same time thwarts it because of the outlook.
It could be possible that the creator of the character may have brought this in to indirectly teach children the meaning of patience and tolerance as we humans tend to lose our teper should things not go our way. In his case, he just gets fussed around with his friends going out of the way to make him comfortable. The learning of his character is patience, tolerane, good gestures for the way he is.

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author avatar Songbird B
25th Mar 2013 (#)

Just love Eeyore and really enjoyed this article Dj..You made me chuckle my friend..\0/x

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author avatar LostintheWhirlwind
6th May 2013 (#)

This hits home for me. I can relate to eeyore especially when it came to his tail. Around age 5 or six a mole grew on my upper lip now my mom had the same mole but hers being on the left and mine smack dab in the middle(and mines also above the skin) It didn't bother me so much that is until I started school. Then everybody would treat me differently because of it and made me very self conscious of it at a young age. Talking to people was hard because they would stare and sometimes make fun of it. I honestly figured I would be better off without it, much like eeyore in "eeyores tail tale." 12 years later I would have it surgically removed with hopes that I would be more popular or cool without it. But now it's been 2 years and to be honest I quite miss it it and nothing has changed. Now I wish I had my old buddy back lol it sounds weird but I'm just like eeyore but forever without his tail..

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