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Social Experiment

June 7th, 2006 at 12:45 am

Ok,so now I am desperate. I have decided to try out this experiment. I know it will sound crazy but I am very interested to see how it works.

Here's my plan: I am going to ask everyone I meet to give (not loan) me one dollar. For those that do, I am going to take their name and enter their name along with why they gave me a dollar into my blog.

This should open some interesting dialogue. Would you give someone a dollar just because they asked for it? Would you want to know what they needed it for? Would you be willing to part with a dollar when you are trying to get yourself out of debt.

If asked why I need the dollar my response will be - that I am conducting a social experiment and seeing how willing people are to give a handout for no particular reason.

How important is that one dollar to you.

Ok, maybe being broke has made me lose me mind.

4 Responses to “Social Experiment”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I am curious to see what happens, keep us informed.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    In my experience, people just do say what they need money for when they ask me. I don't have to ask them. Strangers, friends and family alike. If someone told me that they were asking for money as a social experiment, no, I would not give it to them. There are lot of things I would give money for, but I would not do it just to participate in your experiement.

  3. Chris Says:

    I think it's a great idea. I've been doing the same things myself on www.pay-my-mortgage.com and I think it will work. Granted, my site is still a work in progress but it's atracting attention like yours. I say good luck to you (and by the way, if you had a donate button, I would have given you a dollar).

  4. Chris Says:

    Sorry about the typo in "attracting"! By the way, how much have you raised so far?

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