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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Faustus in Seattle is doing 35 things including…

practice and spread acceptance, understanding and compassion

161 cheers

 

Faustus has written 1 entry about this goal

At some

point, like any other goal to be achieved, I guess I have to think clearly on a pathway for this one too (clearly, for goals like this, it’s not an easy task).

Breaking it down:
1. Practice
1.1. Acceptance
1.2. Understanding
1.3. Compassion

2. Spread
2.1. Acceptance
2.2. Understanding
2.3. Compassion

For now, let’s focus on number 1:

I think, as it is, I’m doing fine in 1.1, practicing acceptance (part of it is because of my detachment from real life… in any case, it works). 1.2 is a tad touchy, as it requires an active process of seeking information to “understand” something that might be completely different from my view. I suspect the thing that holds me back in this area is a vague fear of conflict (which I try to avoid)... a fear that I might stir up some unwanted confrontation by hitting sensitive nerves. 1.3 is a whole different story… there are some logical reasoning on how compassion is justified, but for the most part it relies on the emotions/feelings/(...the correct word that I can’t remember right now). I’m not good at this, I have to admit. And I have little more than faint clues on how to improve in that aspect.

Sorry for the elongated babbling :)



Faustus has gotten 161 cheers on this goal.

 

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