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Amy Poehler Offers Advice About Boston Bombings

Leave it to Amy Poehler to tackle the Boston bombings with style and grace.

The Parks and Recreation star's latest web episode on her "Ask Amy" YouTube channel dealth with a very poignant and timely question from a 16-year-old girl:

The question reads: "Dear Amy, A lot of my friends watch vidoes on the Internet that are popular and get millions of views. I feel like I'm left out if I don't take part, but they all seem pointless and attention-getting. What can I do to spread better messages?"

Amy's response is very thought-provoking, and she admits that her eyes are tired of seeing all of these images and ponders if it would be a good idea to give your eyes a break and perhaps talk about difficult issues. She argues that in a world where it's so easy to immerse yourself in all the news and happenings, sometimes it's OK to dodge the bombardment.

Like her TV counterpart Leslie Knope, Amy's advice is sound and comes from a positive place: "“Be okay with letting some things rest in peace.”

The web series, which has posted 20 episodes, has a track record of providing helpful advice for young girls about positive body image, parents, and stress.

Check out the series and listen to Amy — you won't regret it.

Source: Vulture

04.20.2013 / 08:08 PM EDT by Carson Blackwelder
Related: News, Parks and Recreation

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