If you came across the opportunity to 'help yourself to some free money,' what would you do?
If you came across the offer to ‘help yourself to some free money,’ what would you do?
This is what the folks from Ark Project Now decided to find out, and they did this by conducting a social experiment in which they stuck a bunch of dollar bills on a board with the words “Take what you need, give what you can.” The footage below shows the community’s response – and it’s awesome!
The board was located on the busy Mission Beach in San Diego, California. As might be expected, the money covered board drew a lot of attention. Some people stopped to take photos, and others even put some put some cash on it!
The experiment began with $20, and within 45 minutes had $40.
Said one man in awe of the experiment: “It makes your brain scramble seeing all that money floating around. It makes you think how many people are out here doing the right thing.”
“If I were rich, I’d be putting $100 up there,” he added. “There’s so many hundreds of other people in more need than I am. As long as I got my mental health and meal for tomorrow I’m not greedy. Greed destroys love. marriages, relationships, it destroys everything. Trust and friendship are worth more than gold.”
Experiments like this inspire hope in humanity. Share your thoughts below!
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