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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Peggy Hill in United States is doing 32 things including…

Find my purpose in life

61 cheers

 

Peggy Hill has written 4 entries about this goal

I Got It

I think that the purpose of life is to search for the purpose of life.



Defeated

I feel so defeated and I just can’t shake it. I won’t go into the details, but crap just keeps flying at me from all directions… work frustrations, religious differences and the holidays, crazy family, new house problems, relatively minor but potentially serious health issues. Nothing is HORRIBLE. But the combination of minor issues on so many fronts makes me feel like I am defeated…..constantly defending myself and/or not worthy. My brain tells me that I have a “good life” and should learn to appreciate it. However, my heart is so sad and I just can’t change it.



Am I becoming a mental case or is this just what it is to be human?

Recently I have had a lot more free time than I am used to having. Most would enjoy it. I find myself wondering what I am supposed to be doing with it! I purposely am avoiding work and surfing the internet. Instead, I clean, shop, cook, decorate for the holidays, watch television, wrap presents, paint my nails, cook, clean, read, watch television, cook, practice, what the ? All meaningless crap.

Do humans have kids and reproduce just to fill in the time? Am I/are we afraid to have nothing to do? Are the great inventors/thinkers of our time the ones that make meaning out of this free time?

Is this the case with everyone? Are we all putting together a facade so we can try to make it through life with some dignity? Are we just constantly fooling ourselves to happiness? Is happiness just a state of mind that is possible to have under any circumstances?

When I have free time, I start to think about all of this. Am I becoming a mental case or is this just what it is to be human? Maybe I just need to stay busy and forget about it.

My husband always tells me that I lead a great life. He’s right, but sometimes it just doesn’t feel that way.



Spinning

I feel like I am spinning out of control and my life has no purpose. I am not suicidal or anything like that. I just feel like I make no impact anymore and I am stuck in a routine, like I am a robot. I need purpose.



Peggy Hill has gotten 61 cheers on this goal.

 

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