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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cofiboi is trying to be a grownup

Go to a relationship school (read all 6 entries…)
on security

people commit to a relationship for a lot of reasons.

and one of the most common reason is: security

because going through life is crazy enough and sometimes we need someone or something to help us keep our sanity.

when we were kids, we had security blankets, our folks, our imaginary friends, our sandbox friends, we kept playdates and we went to birthday parties. things, people and events that acknowledge our existence.

when we grow up, we look to your friends, our jobs, our passion/s.

then we commit.

my relationships, romantic that is, are always based on one thing: security.

i wanted to go home every night to someone who could make me forget the day’s worries.

somebody who reminded me that i am loved and i matter.

but sometimes, security alone is a flimsy reason why you commit. there are other factors as well. like love.

can you stay in a relationship for security alone or love should always be in the equation?

what if you fall out of love but staying means that you would always have somebody who cares for you?

isn’t security a reason enough to stay?



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