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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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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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octoberclovered in Buffalo is doing 34 things including…

change someone's life for the better

26 cheers

 

octoberclovered has written 1 entry about this goal

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My friend Dave’s in a wheelchair and we were talking about not-for-profits we’d like to start or help with. I yammered on about my green demolition and he started telling me his brilliant idea for a transportation service for the handicapped because there’s no great taxi service or public transportation that’s efficient for them-at least not here.
He also mentioned that he’d like to hire secret Service agents (ex ones) as aids because they know when to back off. I mean, the secret service agents part is unlikely, but having aids be better taught to back off and let the people live their lives would be a good thing.
Normally teens and young adults can get their own privacy to have AHEM intimate moments. With an aid this becomes difficult so it’s tough to be a teen with hormones and have one more factor in addition to the handicap and whatever else is going on cockblocking you.

It’s not exactly saving the starving children-but it’s something I never thought about-I bet a lot of people haven’t. Transportation and giving some private back-off moments for people when an aid just so they can be a person and have some kind of hormone escape.

Sorry, I just admired him for being so open about this issue to me, someone who didn’t know or understand and I thought it’d be interetsing to more people-it could help people if more aids noticed this about backing off-or more cities about transportation.



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