This Experiment Was A Success

I just want to say I’m extremely grateful to the IADAS and Webby Awards judges for picking this site to be honored at this years ceremony. What started out as a social experiment in anonymous giving quickly became an addiction, which like anything, will bleed you dry. I got addicted to the feeling of knowing, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that I was going to influence somebody’s day in a positive way. I wasn’t bribing people to feel good. What I was doing was giving them a pat on the back from the universe and giving them a memory that they will carry forever.

Shortly after it was announced that I won the Webby, I went to go take the garbage out at my apartment complex (which requires getting in a car WITH said garbage). As I got out to toss the trash, I found a $20 bill. It doesn’t sound like a lot of money, and it’s not, but when you did nothing for it, except take out the garbage so your wife doesn’t have to, you get the feeling that the universe is just.

You can’t pay it forward anymore because things move too quickly. The internet has connected us all in such a way that paying it forward is immediately followed by being paid back, and being selfish goes public in a way that makes it hard to escape. You can’t make a move anymore without people seeing it. For people like me, this is a good thing because I try my best to do good. For those living in the shadows who don’t know the meaning of above board, your time is limited. It’s not just big brother watching anymore. It’s little sister, neighbor, cousin, friend from 10th grade, Ryan Gosling, etc.

Everybody can see you, so act like you’re something to be seen.

I will be on hiatus from updating this website for a while but you can keep up with me on Twitter @georgeresch or over at my new blog http://www.ayearinmeetings.tumblr.com
Of course http://www.facebook.com/georgeresch is a great way to keep in touch as well.

I’m just trying to do as much good as possible while I’m still alive.

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2 thoughts on “This Experiment Was A Success

  1. Congratulations on the Webby Award! What a great project. My new initiative is the “Wealth of WOW” and this certainly qualifies in more ways than one. You see the Wealth of WOW is not really about financial wealth, although WOWing people can certainly influence a companies bottom line. It is more about the wealth of knowledge, the wealth of inspiration, the wealth of sharing a fabulous idea that someone else can adopt and adapt for their own use, basically the wealth of awesomeness that a WOW idea or experience can bring to someone. Congratulations on proving my point…that being, that a WOW experience can lift the spirits of both the giver and the receiver. You have WOW’d me as I am sure you WOW everyone who finds the money you have left for them to find!!

    As I build my community, please “like” me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheWealthOfWow

    Kind personal regards, Paula

  2. Anya Bennett says:

    Hey George,

    I am a financial blogger associated with several financial communities for quite a few years. I was wondering if I can get an opportunity to fill the slot in your writing schedule. I assure to provide you with articles on all financial topics with rich information, according to your requirements. Would you like to accept a guest post for your site ? I shall offer you the same and would also promote your site through the social media. It would be a great thing if we can successfully work together. :)

    I cordially regret in advance if you find this offending.

    Many thanks for your time.

    Cheers,
    Anya Bennett.
    anya.bennet@gmail.com

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