In this week’s edition of Amy Poehler’s advice show Ask Amy, a girl tells Amy that all of her friends spend hours upon hours watching dumb, stupid ass videos on YouTube and she feels like she’s wasting her time watching them. If I was answering that girl’s question, I’d tell her that there’s really something wrong with her if she thinks that a video of a cat making out with a vacuum is pointless. It’s important and she should watch it. But Amy didn’t tell her that. Amy brought up all the images of the victims from the Boston Marathon bombing and wondered if seeing those pictures (and that autopsy picture of the bomber that keeps landing in my inbox because people hate me) does something to our brains. Amy said:
“I’ve been looking at photographs that have been really hard to take. And I’ve been thinking about what these images do to our brain and to our heart. … I wonder if we could soften our hearts and minds and our eyes? If we could give our eyes a break and see things in a different way? To see things by reading about them or talking about them or listening? Be okay with letting some things rest in peace. … I love you, Boston.”
“Give our eyes a break….” I should’ve watched this video and taken Amy’s advice before I looked at those pictures of Tan Mom.
via The Frisky