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Everyone's Best Friend, Amy Poehler, Hands Out Amazingly Helpful Advice In These Troubling Times

By Joanna Robinson | Videos | July 16, 2013 |

By Joanna Robinson | Videos | July 16, 2013 |

In addition to her effervescently lovely work on “Parks & Recreation,” Amy Poehler has a side project called “Ask Amy.” We’ve covered a few of her videos aimed at a teenage audience and they’re all fantastic. But during this really tumultuous news week, this particular video strikes home like none other. You may think that teenage advice is beneath your dignity, but I think every single one of us could learn from the following, “If you can speak about what you care about to a person you disagree with without denigrating or insulting them then you may actually be heard. And you may even change their mind. Or they may change yours…”

I mean, pretty simple, right? But easy to lose track of. Especially on the internet. More sterling advice about forming your own opinion on the news in the video below.

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