- Category: Altruism, kindness and giving
- Published on Thursday, 16 December 2010 23:16
- Written by Sam
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Kind acts make the world go round. In other words, they hold societies together. In the movie, Pay It Forward, a young boy who is in middle school and takes a class where he teacher inspires him to “think of an idea to change our world and put it into action!” The boy, Trevor, devises the “pay it forward" act where he would help three people, then each of those three people would help three other people. Trevor explains that this act has to be something that the person couldn’t do on his or her own. He tries to help people but feels as if he has failed. In fact, he has touched many people’s lives because he created chains of helpers and the chains continue all the way around the world. Paying it forward is like a game. It makes life more interesting and perhaps fun, but unlike most games, nobody loses and nobody gets hurt. Why don't we play this game all the time? How could we make this a part of our lives and the lives of many others?