Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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I have never shown emotion well, weither it be happiness,sadness,or anger. I can remember when I was in the 10 or 11 grade my teacher had shown us a movie on holocaust and told us to write a paper on how it made us feel. I thought that the movie was very sad and I wrote about how I felt. My teacher did not like my paper so she then “questioned my attachment to the humanity.” I then apologized that the ink on my paper was not smugged with my tears. For that comment I had to write an apology letter to her.

I still have the paper and now that I read it seems more like a research paper than a paper on my emotions.


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mathnerde Is about to try to get caught up after a hiatus

Me too.

And I don’t laugh (very often). Best I get is a bit of a snort, and even that’s rare. But the thing is, I’m telling jokes and having a good time. The laughter just doesn’t make it out. Don’t know why. Several of the people I know recognize this and we actually can joke about it. So I guess (for me right now) it doesn’t matter much.

Motown82 Is on to the next one.

Sadness is the hardest for me.

I can emote really easily but not my sadness so much. The one video on Youtube that makes my tears POUR out is “Can: World’s Strongest Dad” I can’t help it, when I see that man tow his son and how much he loves him.. damn. What love. This has been the only thing that has worked for me, I feel like you should watch something that touches you even if it hurts. I slept like a baby that day.

Bigmighty When you’re going through hell, keep going.

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We all show and react to emotions differently. Some people giggle when they are nevous/scared, some people cry when they are happy. How you show, or don’t, your emotions is your own business and part of your personality. Whatever you do to “show” your emotions is what you are and no apology … or change… is required.
If “they” don’t like it: screw’em.

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