Was Pay it forward a true story? I would... Catherine Ryan Hyde Q&A
Pay it Forward and Watch What Happens
Pay It Forward
Someone does you a good turn. You pass it on to three other people. They pass it on. And what a wonderful world this will be. That's the theory behind "Pay It Forward," a movie that might have been more entertaining if it didn't believe it. It's a seductive theory, but in the real world, altruism is less powerful than selfishness, greed, nepotism, xenophobia, tribalism and paranoia. If you doubt me, take another look at the front pages.
Sharon Fountain Sharon SharonFountain. And they kinda give up. And when they do, everybody kinda loses. We never really know what ripple effects roll out from us and how we change the world. It's so easy to assume that if we can't see the changes we hope to bring about, that they didn't occur and all our hard work is pointless. That's when we give up.