As the image above explains, the idea is to do a big favor to three people, without expecting nothing in exchange, except that each one of them, in return, do three big favors, each one to a different person.
This way, if you know a little bit of maths, or have some common sense, you could see that it would lead to endless favors and people helping each other.
- You cannot pay it back (this means to the same person that did the favor to you), you have to pay it forward.
- What you do to help someone must be something very important, something they cannot do by themselves. I'd say that you should do for others at least something as important as what someone did for you.
I don't know if there are other rules, watch the movie for a better understanding of how it works.
Listen, I know it is a movie, and that it is a bit utopian, but I find the idea to be very very powerful, and that it really has the power to change the world, and even if we just help a few people, and not the entire world, then we have a good reason to try to make this work.
Remember, do something great and really important to help someone and change his life for the better , and to make it count, do it for someone that will pay it forward!
I hope you liked the idea and that you put it in practice. I will personally do it.
Let me know what you think of this, if you will try to make the world a better place or if you just think that this is unrealistic and plain stupid.
Remember, you also have to have Faith!