Sep 14, 2012-- Last year on September 15, people at over 60 locations worldwide handed out their own money to complete strangers. Participants committed to give two small coins or banknotes to strangers, asking these strangers to pass one of them on to someone else -- as a symbolic gesture, not a donation. Quirky? Yes. Likely to elicit questions and dialogue? They hoped so. The idea was for this simple exercise to act as an interruption to our trained response to the prospect of 'free money'. Free Money Day 2012 will again take place on September 15 all around the world. This article explores the intriguing philosophies and events that inspired this unusual experiment in unconditional giving. (5320 reads)
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Giving opens the way for receiving.
Florence Scovel Shinn
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