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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How to beat my depression


Stephen I am now gohiking on PopClogs

Thanks for sharing....

...your story. I am very glad you recognized that something was wrong and confronted it instead of letting it keep controlling you. I know with problems I had in my past too, my parents refused to acknowledge there was any problems because basically they were selfish and by admitting they were wrong, would have to live with the guilt that they did something that hurt their children. To this day my mother and dad can’t discuss or accept it. It’s a real shame that this happens in so many families still. I hope that your experience can help someone else who feels their situation is hopeless and you can give back and save another life. Pay it forward.

Thank you

...for your kind words. I agree! It’s so disheartening to read, hear and see that so many people are experiencing/experienced the same in their families. I’ll pass my experience on to others, everyone should do so.

I highly doubt that my parents will ever be able to get their heads around this one. And that’s the saddest thing, really.

If I ever have children, I will do my best to preserve them from any harm. I won’t make them feel responsible for things that I have done wrong. This I promise to myself.


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