Sunday, April 26, 2009

Pay it forward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pay it forward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The banker reached into the folds of his gown, pulled out a single credit note. 'But eat first — a full belly steadies the judgment. Do me the honor of accepting this as our welcome to the newcomer.'
His pride said no; his stomach said YES! Don took it and said, 'Uh, thanks! That's awfully kind of you. I'll pay it back, first chance.'
'Instead, pay it forward to some other brother who needs it.'

This is apparently the first use of the specific term in this context. Although the wiki notes that the concept is at least as old as Ben Franklin. The wiki is a nice background piece for the philosophy

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