THE PAY IT FORWARD CONCEPT
AND MAGNIFYING THE EFFECT ON PEOPLE AND THE WORLD
Per www.Wikipedia.com, pay it forward or paying it forward refers to repaying the good deeds one has received by doing good things for other unrelated people... “… In Ryan Hyde's book and movie 'Pay It Forward', it is described as an obligation to do three good deeds for others in 'repayment' of a good deed that one receives, and that such good deeds should be things that the person cannot accomplish on their own. The recipient of such acts of kindness is then expected to do three good deeds for others in repayment for the help they have received. In this way, the need to help each other can spread exponentially through society, creating a social movement with the hopes of making the world a better place.”
WHAT IT MEANS HERE:
We request that you “pay it forward” to at least three other persons not in material goods but in helping, financially or directly, them to attain great wisdom and efficacy (the ability to be effective) in their lives so that they can attain and contribute to others the ability to live an extraordinarily happy life.
Our request is that you do just this, learn as much as you can and then pay it forward, perhaps paying for the next three person’s training, passing this on to three or more persons, and and any combination necessary to educate those persons through this Life Management Alliance.
THE DESIRED EFFECT, AND THE MATH OF IT
If 1 person does it for three people, then each of those 3 do it for 3 people and so on, after 18 cycles, this compounds (grows geometrically) to 387,420,489 being helped by that one person starting the cycle. Indeed, if this were done paying forward wisdom and efficacy this would be a great planet, and then it would probably continue to continue to continue to continue...
CONTRIBUTION TO OTHERS
“In practice the philosophy of pay it forward has broadened relative to its literary roots, and now it incorporates a more general flavor of social responsibility [not "obligation"] and desire to help others in recognition of the help one has received for one's self. It is also sometimes described as being "good for a favor", meaning a willingness to help others (even strangers) on the expectation that it will all come back around in the end."
THE CONCEPT SHOWN "IN ACTION"
The idea of the book of the story by Catherine Ryan Hide has been championed in real life by the Pay It Forward Foundation. The Foundation focuses on bringing the idea of paying it forward to school age children, parents, and educators. The simple idea of doing good works for others to repay the good that has happened to you is one that can easily be conveyed to children and encourages them to be socially aware and take a role in making the world a better place. The main character of the book was a 12-year-old child, thus giving other children someone they can relate to.
In October 2005, Syracuse University's Residence Hall Association began a Pay It Forward Campaign on campus. It spread on campus rapidly, and was noted for entering mainstream Syracuse society as a result. Many other schools have now begun campaigns such as this as well.
On October 26, 2006 Oprah gave her audience a challenge to Pay It Forward (brief video), giving 300 audience guests $1,000 USD on a debit card and a camcorder to record the acts of kindness they did. The rules of the challenge were very specific, the money had to be spent within one week and could only be used to help charitable organizations or an individual person but not a relative.”
Keith D. Garrick
The Life Management Alliance
Contact (See the sidebar also, for "signing up" to "the cause".)