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Thursday, October 15, 2009
Pay it Forward.
An old concept, all too often forgotten, can be summed up in a letter to Benjamin Webb dated April 22, 1784 from Benjamin Franklin: "I do not pretend to give such a Sum; I only lend it to you. When you [...] meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to discharge the Debt by a like operation, when he shall be able, and shall meet with another opportunity. I hope it may thus go thro' many hands, before it meets with a Knave that will stop its Progress. This is a trick of mine for doing a deal of good with a little money."

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