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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ugogrl in New York City is doing 13 things including…

Embrace Epicureanism &/or Rational egoism

6 cheers


ugogrl has written 1 entry about this goal

Unleashed my anger & disappointment today

because I refuse to be the person who often gets dumped on.

Done with the idea of sacrificing myself to get along with others. Especially when my consideration for their feelings does not get reciprocated.

I will embrace and own my desire to put myself first & not feel one ounce of guilt when my needs trump others. I don’t mean that I have a right to stomp on other people. Or that I can take advantage of others either.

Simply put, I have every right to look after myself and do what I need to do before I extend myself to others.

An excerpt from Ayn Rand, a philosopher, who in her book The Virtue of Selfishness (1964) explains the concept of rational egoism in depth. “The issue is whether man is to be regarded as a sacrificial animal. Any man of self-esteem will answer: No. Altruism says: Yes.”

ugogrl has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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