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Title: Keep Paying It Forward
Post by: Kailef on July 04, 2021, 09:47:49 AM
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We here in PIF Silvergate haven't been playing games together very much lately, but I wanted to remind everyone that you are all still members, even if we haven't heard from each other in a while.  What does that mean?  It means, don't forget to Pay It Forward, of course!

This guild was forged on the idea that helping others is its own reward.  I believe that to be the case whether you are playing a multiplayer game and helping a new player learn the ropes, or playing the "game of life" and helping a friend, co-worker, or even a stranger who needs assistance.  Remember, when you help someone, tell them that there's no need to pay you back or thank you.  Tell them to Pay It Forward, and help someone else who needs help when they have the ability to do so, and tell them to keep the chain going.

Imagine the change that could be made in the world if we all did this?  Sure, someone may take your help and not Pay It Forward, but what if they do?  What if the chain never stops?  It may sound silly, but ripples of one good deed have the potential grow into a wave that affects people decades, or even centuries, later.

Will you get credit for it from other people?  No.  But that's not why we do it.

So please: Pay It Forward.
Title: Re: Keep Paying It Forward
Post by: Kailef on October 15, 2021, 02:25:08 PM
Take a moment to consider this, though...  Most of us are sci-fi and fantasy fans here, right?

Think about all the times we've watched a movie or read a book about time travel.  Think about how often those characters will talk about how they need to make sure that they interact with people as little as possible, so that they don't "change the future".

But here we are, in the present, right now.  We have the opportunity to do just that, to change the future.  Maybe I'm being idealistic, but I really think that with a little bit of effort, we can make the world a better place, with ripples that will last long after we are gone.