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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Of course its important to be able to see through people and their motives, and to exercise perceptiveness…

I have always been fairly perceptive as a person, but I have been naive due to WANTING to believe in the best in people. It’s called optimism. There are good things in naivete, just as long as you are aware, and you don’t let people take advantage of you. I think the remedy is to think twice, don’t go off blindly with whatever comes your way…

There’s a certain age to be naive, after that you have to be informed or else you cannot survive in this harsh world. This civilization is not yet ‘civilized’ enough, there are still too many people who lack ethics, morals, principles, values, compassion, empathy and heart. We are working towards this but too many people are corrupt. It is the corrupt and two-faced and manipulative who are truly the weak ones. Do not be ashamed of being trustful and good-hearted, it is a strength, just learn to question other’s motives and be more CAUTIOUS. Develop a critical way of thought, (which you should start in your 20’s) and you’ll be fine. It doesn’t mean you have to change and become shallow and fickle like the rest of the weak. Be proud of who you are.

Psychologists are doing work in ethics and the motives of human beings, and hopefully that will lead to an understanding as to why some people are ‘leeches’ or are machiavellian or unscrupulous and corrupt, and metaphorically speaking, ‘lose their soul’. Why would you want to be this way? Hold on to your authentic self!
Psychologists are trying to make this world a better place, because the more we understand about ourselves, as a specie in general, the more tools we have to make a positive change, and transform this world for the better. Understanding leads to growth, wisdom, well-being and hopefully, happiness and enlightenment.
I am a 21 year old Psychology student, thats why I’m writing in such a pedantic manner (sorry) but I love my course, as well as philosophy. They give you so much insight into so many areas! Education is key. Do not stay ignorant, always learn and inform yourself. With experience and pain comes wisdom, so stop worrying about being naive, I have been there. I went through so much pain with a bad/messy relationship but it opened my eyes of course, I am so much more aware and stronger,wiser, and it was necessary for me to grow and evolve.
I hope this helps.


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