Paying it Forward

If you ever thought it was easy to help other people and do nice things in life, you're right.

After watching the movie "Pay it Forward", I wondered if it was possible to actually do something like that in real life. Turns out than many such initiatives by people all over the world have sprung to Pay it Forward. If you haven't seen the film you should. Watch the trailer.


Kind Spring

Take a look at Kind Spring

http://www.kindspring.org

Watch the person behind this website, Nipun Mehta at TEDx Berkley. Nipun Mehta is the founder of ServiceSpace (formerly Charity Focus), an incubator of projects that works at the intersection of volunteerism, technology and gift-economy. What started as an experiment with four friends in Silicon Valley has now grown to a global ecosystem of over 350,000 members that has delivered millions of dollars in service for free. Nipun has received many awards, including the Jefferson Award for Public Service, the President's Volunteer Service Award and Wavy Gravy's Humanitarian award. He is routinely invited to share his message of "giftivism" to wide-ranging audiences, from inner-city youth in Memphis to academics in London to international dignitaries at the United Nations. He serves on the advisory boards of the Seva Foundation, the Dalai Lama Foundation, and Greater Good Science Center.

I've started using Smile Cards and it's been really great so far.


Money can buy Happiness

Now watch this video called "Money can buy Happiness".

The results of this research are quite shocking and interesting.


Mark Boyle - The Moneyless Man

Here is another thought-provoking video on the possibility of being able to live without money.

Mark Boyle, founder of The Freeconomy Community. Mark is currently living without money for almost three years. Watch his TEDx talk

Jon Jandai - Life is Easy

Last but not least. Watch this guy "Jon Jandai". This is a really brilliant TED Talk titled "Life is Easy"

Jon is a farmer from northeastern Thailand. He founded the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance, an organic farm outside Chiang Mai, with his wife Peggy Reents in 2003. Pun Pun doubles as a centre for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use. It regularly hosts training on simple techniques to live more sustainably. Outside of Pun Pun, Jon is a leader in bringing the natural building movement to Thailand, appearing as a spokesperson on dozens of publications and TV programs for the past 10 years. He continually strives to find easier ways for people to fulfil their basic needs.

For more information visit - http://www.punpunthailand.org


FREE Cycle

If you enjoyed these videos, you could start in a small way to subscribe to this group called FREE Cycle and start giving to experience the Joy of Giving.

It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

You can also join a Facebook Group called "GIVE stuff away for free (Mumbai)"

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