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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No Right to Remain Silent

“They taught me that even the most resistant learner is often teachable, and that listening is as important a skill to bring to the classroom as speaking is. They taught me that trying harder is part and parcel of teaching, even when success is elusive,” (183).

Good advice for any teachers, whether you are an official teacher or not!

“It reminds us that communication is the only avenue to redemption. As King Lear himself learned, if we enter dialogue wearing too much armor we will be incapable of hearing other voices. Our own voice will jangle in our heads; our own perspective, when heard as an incessant solo voice, unmitigated by the suffering of others, will terminate in madness,” (257).

Seriously, this is the essence of why we should not keep our thoughts to ourselves. It will only harm ourselves in the end. Call a friend when you are feeling sad!

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy (read all 5 entries…)
External Support

A friend and I decided to text each other at the end of the day and say what our “positive” for that day was. We’ve been doing it for five days now and it seems like a good plan. I definitely recommend it. It’s a great way to stay in touch with friends you don’t normally see as well.

go to a waterpark

My family and I are planning to go to a water park before the summer is over. Yay!

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