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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I Like You, Yes I Do is doing 30 things including…

own some land for my Yurt

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I Like You, Yes I Do has written 2 entries about this goal

Owning a Yurt

was once a separate goal on my list, and may end up being one again.

However, for some reason a thread started there that was not in any way conducive to my dream and my goal. People thought it was a good space to walk in and get into petty competitive arguments about “right” and “wrong”, and there was even some very unacceptable namecalling.

As far as I’m concerned, none of that kind of thing is ever ok or acceptable in the space that I hold for my goals. In fact it was really quite something to see… a bit like very shortsighted, self-absorbed people barging into a church where others are quietly holding a service and not bothering to look around to see what is actually going on there. Really, they are just too busy with their own little world, and what they need and want at that very minute. They don’t even realize it, but they run around in the world all of the time in this semi-aggressive mode, getting in little fights all of the time to prove that they are important. So here they are, bursting into the quiet church, and they start shouting. Something like: “Jesus! This place is small and the chairs are facing the wrong way. This isn’t at all how a church is supposed to work. It’s all wrong!” Meanwhile, everyone has been sitting in there quietly at the service worshiping all morning before they got there, and for countless Sundays before that, and it has been going fine. And actually, they’d be really happy to hear all about the possibility of facing the chairs in a different direction. But just not in exactly that way – shouting about it, in the middle of a service, and having it presented as the only way to do things.

So yes – I want to own a yurt.

Cheers.

All respectful visitors are welcome.



By this I mean

own it. So that it is my shower, that I use daily for cleaning myself.

I have taken outdoor showers plenty of times, and I just love them. I don’t really see the need for the huge, super-fancy bath-mansions they put into everyone’s homes these days. Although they can be nice too.

I’d just like a simple setup, which I can mostly picture, that includes greywater recycling. Perhaps this will go with my yurt. Or maybe the yurt will become a cabin. I’m flexible! :)



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