I dislike the whole idea of paying it forward, because ever since that movie, many people go around and brag with what they have done. Receipts with a generous tip or a kind message get photographed and are being showed at Facebook and other social media sites. Paying it forward became a sport, a competition for many. It’s like people are under peer pressure “let me top what my neighbor just did.”
It’s so easy to confuse true compassion with altruism. I don’t want to life the Oprah-life and go around showing off what I do, or talk about my give-away’s. I rather do what I do in silence, the way it should be done.
The point is not to pay it back when someone is kind, or to pay it forward…but to pass it on.
Tell us about a time when you responded to an act of kindness with one of your own.