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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appreciate my parents
Sorry for this

I tried to do this so many times, now I gave that up, I feel sad but I cannot do anything about it. They are not good at parenting.
Like Leonard at the Big Bang Theory, I too am over my mother’s not caring about me.


viobio starts and ends the day with Hope!

That is sad.

The big mistake that parents seem to make is that they don’t/can’t make sure the kids feels cared for regardless of how “good at” something they are.

But maybe we can “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Maybe I can care about my parents, regardless of the fact that they are “not good at” parenting. Why? Just because they’re trying, or they have pasts/circumstances/habits that get in their way, or just because they are people too. And my compassionate understanding may open up possibilities for me (e.g. when I noticed my mom’s insecurities that got in her way, it helped me see how those insecurities exist in me too.)

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