Pay it forward

Trevor has an idea how to make the world a better place: He is going to help three people that have had a bad time and are in a bad situation. He is going to do something for them which they cannot do. It has to be something big. Those three people then will pay it forward by doing something similar to another three people who need it. And so it goes on. It builds up extremely quick and in the end, the world becomes a better place.
This story starts in the social studies class of Mr. Simonet in the film “Pay it forward” and is based on the book with the same title. I watched it today, and in case you haven’t seen it yet, you should really change that! It is an amazing film, working with an ideal of the 11 year old boy Trevor. Mr. Simonet is new to the school and a little strange at first, when he asks the guys of the 7th grade to do make an effort to change the world. Because this would be what it is all about.

I am not going to tell you how the story goes on and how it ends. But along the way we are faced with the constantly repeating question of: “Can I change the world?” It is the questing whether we can do something, with our limited resources we might have. Well, the film gives an astonishing answer… be prepared for some tears along the way! Follow Trevor on the way to Utopia…

We can all give something to the world which might change it… because something always changes.

One thought on “Pay it forward

  1. This is one of my favourite films ever, and also was the first thing that got me thinking that YES I can change the world.

    It is why we should do everything we can for everyone we can, because if everyone did, then the world would be a better place.

    The problems of the world cannot be solved by one good deed, no matter how large. But they can be solved be 6 billion small ones.

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