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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.

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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.

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37nfalling in South Burlington is doing 0 things including…

Really look at people and see them if only for a second or two.

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37nfalling has written 8 entries about this goal

The picture is fuzzy.

trying to remember his face in detail can sometimes be difficult. I think I am going to pull out all the old photo albums of when i was growing up and look at them. Not just to remember his face but maybe to see somethign new in the faces of my family members.

the question would be???

did you learn anything from this experience?

I wuld have to say, yes. I have always just automatically assumed people were better than me, I think that this goal has helped me to see that most people are the same as me. They have thier issues, they are insecure about something in thier life, they have thier confidences too, good and bad traits.

I tried to not make this a goal of analyzing and judging people but more one of just seeing them. I accomplished this and will try to stop and take that moment every time I meet somebody new.

just two days left on this goal

will I really see something different? I wonder.

I am seeing people

I have been looking at them for a long time but never saw them. I really looked at many of these people and I think I have learned a lot by taking a moment and really looking. I think this has helped with my self-esteem issue of putting people on a pedestal, being on even keel with them, I see them for what they are and also see me more for what I am.



My daughter would tell me that I analyze too much, conversations, statements, feelings, relationships, people. I don’t look at it as analying, I look at it as learning. Learning and why people think the way they do or act the way they do, are even better, react. What make you feel this way and I feel that about the same situation.

Perhaps my true calling is sociology or communication, or a mix of both.

on a different note

I have changed jobs a lot in the last 3 years which is not ususally my style but frankly I have to say, I have learned more about people during that time than any other in my life. It may have not done my retirement savings any good but it did open my mind up to new ideas through all the individuals I have met.

eye contact, eye contact

this is the most important thing you can do to connect with all those faces you see everyday. Next is a smile. :)

am I doing this?

do I see what I wasnt to see, or do I really try to find the other part of people that shows on thier face beyond thier words? I am trying.


I plan on doing this conciously for the next 28 days and since it is Feb 1st, it should be easy to keep track. I am looking for expressions, emotions on thier face, a gesture that is indicative of thier feelings. I will look to know them and feel them for that moment. I am excited about this one.

37nfalling has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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