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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morning glory is busy learning a thing or two about life

I want to be a simple and honest person
To be a simple and honest person

This is true and my heartiest wish to be simple and honest person.Remaining honest means curtail your wild needs,it is useless to join a blind race towards every achievable and unachievable goals .It is easy to succumb towards any kind of temptations, but finally what do we achieve? Restlessness, a desire to possess more.That is endless road. Simple living and High thinking should be the way to live our life.



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There appears to be some relation between simplicity and honesty.But i know many people who are not simple but are honest.It appears that simplicity is a complex subject.Who is simple? the one who falls a prey to temptations , or the one who resists temptations and tries to build defences against these.?

God's Dragon Living life one day at a time...

Nice conversation here. well those seem to be quesetions I dab into on and off. Perhaps I have too many questions and not a heck of a lot of answers. Seems to me when we are young and unadulterated by the bs of being a grown up, those qualities used to flow nice. More difficult at the wiser and more ‘sofisticated’ grown up level, I think…Still doable perhaps with the right understanding and the right frame of mind and heart…

To large extent it is true but simple persons do not always need to be honest. Like chidren getting tempted on petty things. Normally simple persons would be transparent. They would not hide their feelings. Whatever comes to mind it would reflect some how in gesturers even if not spoken. The best examples are children or some times village people who are not exposed to so called civilised society.

After crossing the stage of childhood, it is herculean task to be simple person in all respects.

Des is still alive but has no joy to share

I like this goal!

I greatly admire simplicity and honesty.

morning glory is busy learning a thing or two about life

Yes Des

I think that is the essense of our life.

milkbox 2.0! is even happier still :D

cheers

I’d cheer this goal if I had cheers left. :) There’s always a quiet elegance to being simple, and a lot of dignity in being honest.

Not sure if I’m making much sense there, but I think (and I hope!) that you get what I mean.

morning glory is busy learning a thing or two about life

Hey milkbox

Its a difficult task,I know, coz people get tempted towards too many things,specially when the values of society have changed so much. People seek pleasure in having materialistic possessions. More they get, more their desires left unsatisfied.No end.I have selected this goal to remain contended whatever little I have now. I think I have no grudges against my life. :-)


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