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PIF News / Re: Keep Paying It Forward
« Last post by Kailef on January 17, 2022, 05:06:03 PM »
I recommend doing things that make a difference for people, and asking them only to perpetuate the chain in a similar fashion when they have the opportunity to do so, and to keep the chain going.

By "make a difference" I don't mean to pay for the person behind you in line at Starbucks or something like that.  Granted, that's a nice gesture, and in some cases it might mean a lot, but when it comes down to it, they were already in line and prepared to pay.  My idea of Pay It Forward is to do something meaningful for another person that either they cannot do themselves, or have chosen not to do because the personal cost to them or their family is too great.

I can give a few examples of things I've done.  One of our guildmates once had their computer die on them, and they couldn't afford to buy another gaming computer.  I put something workable together with spare parts I had available, and shipped it to them.  They got to continue playing WoW with us because of that.  I've had students in my karate school who couldn't afford to pay, but I let them train at no cost.  I commissioned art for someone who I knew would really appreciate the gesture, but wouldn't have ever done so for themselves.  There have been a number of other instances where I've volunteered my skills and time to help people who really needed it.  You get the idea.  In pretty much all of these instances I didn't tell anyone else about what I was doing, but I told the recipient not to pay me back, to Pay It Forward, and explained how to do it.  I have no idea if any of the chains that I tried to start are still going, or even got passed on to anyone, but it doesn't mean that I don't keep trying.
PIF Chat / Re: AHH! It's the CORONAVIRUS!
« Last post by Kailef on January 17, 2022, 04:14:36 PM »
EverQuest?  I haven't set set virtual foot in EverQuest for a long, long, LONG time.  I mean, I quit playing EverQuest and stuck with the original Asheron's Call because I liked it better...  That was back before The Silvergate Company merged with Pay It Forward.  That didn't happen until Asheron's Call 2.  That's a looooong time ago.
PIF Chat / Re: Evermore Theme Park
« Last post by Kailef on January 17, 2022, 04:12:56 PM »
It still seems to be open, it's got a website now as well.  I am going to see if I can find anyone else who's ever been there to get a report.
PIF Chat / Re: Evermore Theme Park
« Last post by Larknight on January 17, 2022, 10:27:13 AM »
I wish I did before I moved to Texas since it was only a 10 minute drive but alas never did
PIF Chat / Re: Evermore Theme Park
« Last post by abner on January 17, 2022, 04:29:40 AM »
So... has anyone visited this place?

Pictures or it didn't happen!
PIF Chat / Re: AHH! It's the CORONAVIRUS!
« Last post by abner on January 17, 2022, 04:27:11 AM »
It's MLK day and I'm fortunate to have the day off.

Where am I?  In Everquest!

Hope everyone's doing well and surviving the overwhelming doom that the news has been peddling these days.
PIF News / Re: Keep Paying It Forward
« Last post by abner on January 17, 2022, 04:24:33 AM »
What do you propose?
PIF News / Re: Keep Paying It Forward
« Last 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.
PIF News / Re: Whining Thread
« Last post by Larknight on July 18, 2021, 06:45:47 AM »
lol very true
PIF News / Re: Whining Thread
« Last post by Kailef on July 12, 2021, 03:58:47 PM »
I have found that whining doesn't help so i just try to move on if i can't fix it

Well, sure, but I can't very well rename this to the "Accept it and move on" thread, can I?

Okay, well, I could do that, but it's just against the very nature of this thread!
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