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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rubikkocka in Győr is doing 33 things including…

List 43 books that have been helpful on my spiritual path


 

rubikkocka has written 2 entries about this goal

2- Flaubert: Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary is like a presupposition of my entire life. I must take care not to become like her.
That’s why reading is important: We can try alternate lives.
This could have been mine if i hadn’t read it.



1- J. D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye

I know that this is something like a basic book for some people, but here in Hungary it is not, and i highly recommended it for everyone i thought might understand.

However, this is one of my favorite books ever, and i must say, that is a hard choice.

Holden’s “free” days in New York are like an entire life. His thoughts are very close to my heart and his state of life, that feeling of “if i can’t decide which way to go, i’ll try everything” is well-known pain for me.
Pity that there is no good ending, but we must see, if one follows a life like this, there’s no good ending. We must find our ways no matter how hard it might be.



 

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