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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everyman123 is doing 3 things including…

find the meaning of life


 

everyman123 has written 2 entries about this goal

And having realized that...

I can consider this done even if it will, somehow, never be :))



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I noticed that this is something that everyone probably goes through at least once in one’s life. And ones/my answers to this will evolve as I evolve. For now the meaning of my life for me is to find my meaning and it would help a tremendously if i schedule this just like any other activity. I have had this realization before in a different flavor. I suppose it’s all about remembering.

The other practical steps I can do is setup reminders in different ways and media to remind myself of this important realization. This reminds me so much about the Ricky Fitts when he was showing his soon to be gf, Jane Burnham the most beautiful Video he was ever able to record. It was so deep! Hits you to the core! At least that’s how much it affected me. These are actually modern zen parables which I recommend to anyone open enough to want ultimate freedom.

To whoever is reading this, may I suggest two books that i have read and have always had a copy off: One is Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and the other is The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas I have hard copies of these but I think they are freely available in the net :)

I think it was the Buddha who said it best when he said “it doesn’t matter how long you’ve forgetten, only how soon you remember.” :D



 

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