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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zeroid in New York State is doing 11 things including…

become a stoic

25 cheers

 

zeroid has written 14 entries about this goal

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One of the hardest tenets in Stoicism is trying not to care what your reputation is, be it good or bad.
You’d have to be nearly superhuman to be able to ignore that completely



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Keep yourself therefore simple and good,pure and grave,friend of justice, religious,kind, affectionate,and strong for your proper work.
Marcus Aurelius



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I was reading through the sermon on the mount in the book of Matthew, and there is so much Stoicism in it. Be not vain, no fancy clothes, simple foods and drink, give alms.
Same for Ecclesiastes. That whole book is an entire lesson on Stoicism.
And yet, why do so many people who consider themselves Christians not follow these rules??



Marcus Aurelius

soon you will forget the world and the world will forget you’

meditate on your last day, and leave others wrongdoing where it lies



Epictetus

Every habit and capacity is preserved and strengthened by the corresponding actions, and become implanted if they were not present previously,or be intensified or strengthened if they were.



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Our next aim will be to avoid either working for pointless ends or pointlessly, that is, to avoid desiring what we cannot achieve, or when we have attained it, made us realize too late and after much sweat the emptiness of our desires.



Seneca

measure your life… it cannot contain too many distractions



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quintus sextius
sotion of alexander
both advocated vegetarianism



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It is common to find a man who is poor in respect to the end of his life and rich in empty fancies. For of the fools, none is satisfied with what he has, but grieved on what he has not.



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St. Augustine was also a Stoic. His teachings are Stoic, but with a Christian bend to them. Still, they are good.



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