Sunday, July 15, 2012

We are lucky!

Recently a friend of mine pointed out this remarkable & inspirational project/website to me: An anonymous British millionaire has decided to give away £1,000 (or equivalent) to strangers. He’s dedicated the last years to spreading and sharing his new found wealth through random encounters across the globe. Recipients of the £1,000 are asked to put the money towards something good, and to share their stories on his site. There’s no application process or forms to fill in.

How the act of giving creates giving and good will (and responsibility). Like Edward (one of the lucky few) is stating: "I was really happy, but also suddenly very aware that I couldn't spend the money on myself. It just didn't feel like it would be the right thing to do." It's definitely worth to read the profiles and stories of people who have gotten money.

Wearelucky.: "There is no formal selection process and encounters are governed by luck. Recipients are offered £1,000 (or equivalent). The only criteria is that the money must be spent on something good. The interpretation of that remains open."