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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Born of Stardust dances the line between two worlds...

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The Destruction of The World

20 July 2010. Today my mother just snapped at me… She does this a lot. She blames me for everything makes me feel horrible about myself. I feel as though I’ll never be able to escape. I feel very alone in the world. I feel trapped. It’s hard to live with someone who places all of their pain onto me. It hurts. I cried in the library and she acted as though nothing had happened and was all smiles, then yelled at me on the way to the car. I hate when people try to save face. But I understand it.

My brother and I watched Watchmen, I love the film and the grpahic novel, but my brother was slightly disturbed by the film… It has a lot of thought provoking ideas in it and isn’t really a feel-good story like many other superhero films. I thought he would like it because of the superheros. Maybe it will grow on him. He did seem to enjoy certain aspects of it.

I went to the library and got The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it reminds me of Catcher in the Rye so far. The main character, Charlie, likes The Smiths, like me.

I Watched Dr Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, it was hilarious, leave it to Peter Sellers to make the destruction of the world funny. Watchmen, however did a pretty good job too… Depending upon how you look at it.

I feel as though my world is being destroyed. I am seeing all the cages all around me. Ironic that destruction should help me see these cages so clearly… as the cage falls down upon my back.



I love that movie :)

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