Whenever I see that Amy Poehler’s released a new episode of Ask Amy, I hear the Golden Girls theme song go through my head. “Thank you for being a friend” just plays on repeat over and over again, because there’s a delusional part of me that truly believes we are friends. Like if I really had a serious problem, I could call her up and she’d give me great advice. And by call, I mean show up at her house. And by advice, I mean her secret to success. But since that’s not in any way a (legal) option for me right now, I have to settle for Ask Amy. Even though it’s not really settling when you see her look right into the camera and advise you on life. God, she’s so effing wise, I can’t stand it.
This week she tackled love and opening yourself up to it and all those ooey-gooey things that cynical and clinically hardened people like myself don’t really talk about. While the entire video’s obviously worth a watch, I did want to highlight my favorite line.
“Vulnerability is the key to happiness. Vulnerable people are powerful people. Opening your heart and sharing it means that you’re going to get so much love in your life and its the way to true connection and real purpose and meaning in your life.”
It’s simple, it’s obvious and it’s so true. So stop whatever you’re doing it — be it work or raising children or stalking a recently engaged former friend on Facebook — and listen to Amy Poehler talk about love. Not to sound totally cliche, but I think you’re going to looooooovvvve it.