Pay it Forward

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Pay it Forward

Post by Bobinwales » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:17 pm

I was introduced to "Pay it Forward" in another place.

Never having never heard of it before, nor have never heard it used, I had a search.
I found this explanation in Wikipedia, so it must be totally accurate.

Does anyone have any comments?
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Re: Pay it Forward

Post by Wizard of Oz » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:47 pm

Bob just like you I have never heard of this idea. I suppose the closest I can think here in Aus is the coffee club idea. What happens here is that you pay for your coffee and then you pay for one more cup. This becomes a free cup for someone who, for what ever reason cannot pay for one. The idea is then that the next time that person is in the cafe they re-pay for the free coffee plus for their current coffee. In this way there is always a cup of coffee waiting if you need one but don't have the readies.

But it seems that this goes to much bigger levels.

WoZ who has credit
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Re: Pay it Forward

Post by BonnieL » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:25 pm

Don't watch the movie - it's a real downer. :(

Hadn't known about Heinlein's & Bradbury's roles in the idea.
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