"When's the last time you were bothered?"
When activist and philanthropist Jamie Amelio poses this question, she's not talking about being bothered about
traffic, spilled coffee, or work deadlines. She's talking about the BIG BOTHERS, like how you feel when you learn that every day 1,600 children die from diseases directly linked to unsafe water or a lack of basic sanitation facilities. Or the staggering statistics for suicidal children. What did you do with that feeling?
In Staying Bothered, Amelio shows readers that every one of us is capable of affecting real, positive
change in our communities and around the world if we just do ONE thing.
Amelio describes what "being bothered" really means, a term she coined to explain the uncomfortable feeling we all get when we learn about a terrible wrong--maybe in our neighborhood, maybe across the world. But more importantly, Amelio emphasizes "staying bothered." Because while that initial feeling might motivate us to get involved, finding a way to make it last is the key to making a difference.
Staying Bothered tells the story of how Jamie overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to positively change her world and the lives of tens of thousands of children and in doing so sparked a movement!
What bothers you? You'll be surprised at how this simple question can be a powerful motivator to
Staying Bothered: Find Your Passion, Commit to Action, Change the World.
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