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Pay It Forward | which can be described as a charitable pyramid scheme, based on good deeds rather than profit. "Paying it forward" means the recipient of a favor does a favor for a third party rather than paying the favor back.

Do a favor for three people, asking each of them to return the favor by doing favors for three other people, and so on, along a branching tree of good deeds.

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Is this possible on a global scale?

asked Jun 10 '10 at 12:31

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edited Jun 30 '10 at 14:28

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I believe so, yes! When I do something that someone else thanks me for, I will sometimes say: "just pay it forward" in the hopes that they'll (a) understand what it means, and (b) do something nice for someone else.

answered Jun 10 '10 at 12:59

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BRAVO! Chris, You have good intentions. After seeing that movie, I wished & prayed a "Pay It Forward" virus would spread all over the world.

(Jun 11 '10 at 14:44) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

We could very well make this global scale! If everyone did that, could you imagine how happy our world would be? One small step at a time and we can make it happen.

answered Jul 19 '10 at 11:21

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Possible? Yes. Are people willing to do this or will remember to? I doubt that.

answered Jun 11 '10 at 15:35

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most people wouldnt want to do it. Americans are lazy and so success here is unlikely.

I like to think that people have good in them but its funny that we are the "Richest" nation in the world but ranked 27th on happiest. :(

answered Jun 10 '10 at 12:58

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It is possible, but not probable.

answered Jun 10 '10 at 12:55

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I don't know... Since i don't really understand the question you are asking us

answered Jun 10 '10 at 12:51

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