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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kbarancik's Life List

  1. 1. live with abandon and ambition
    2 entries
    1 person
  2. 2. get greg naked and rub him down and find his tickles
    1 entry
    1 person
  3. 3. drink water
    1 entry
    234 people
  4. 4. eat healthy
    3 cheers
    3,765 people
  5. 5. sleep
    1 cheer
    1,436 people
  6. 6. play the piano
    2 cheers
    1,205 people
  7. 7. run a marathon
    1 cheer
    12,897 people
  8. 8. sing louder
    1 cheer
    8 people
  9. 9. be strong
    1 cheer
    282 people
  10. 10. learn physics
    136 people
  11. 11. hike
    153 people
  12. 12. paint
    1,475 people
  13. 13. learn to ballroom dance
    1 cheer
    825 people
  14. 14. Live in a lighthouse
    96 people
  15. 15. wake up early in the morning and love it
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    14 people
  16. 16. dance every day
    86 people
  17. 17. learn to play tennis
    639 people
  18. 18. take an around-the-world backpacking trip
    1 cheer
    17 people
  19. 19. have a better understanding of economics and actually do something with it!
    2 entries
    1 person
  20. 20. know the secrets of the universe
    5 people
  21. 21. Never grow up.
    679 people
  22. 22. do a good deed everyday
    2 cheers
    125 people
  23. 23. be a nudist
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    38 people
  24. 24. be the voice of a cartoon character
    166 people
  25. 25. date a samuri
    1 person
  26. 26. do the cartwheel
    2 people
  27. 27. understand computers
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    11 people
  28. 28. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    1 cheer
    7,806 people
  29. 29. take better care of myself
    1,413 people
  30. 30. send a secret to Postsecret
    86 people
  31. 31. make stuff
    16 people
  32. 32. let the people I love know how much I love them and how much they mean to me
    9 people
  33. 33. lose weight and be healthy
    73 people
  34. 34. Have a little bit of pointless fun every day
    1 cheer
    140 people
  35. 35. Stop making lists of goals and actually do something
    69 people
  36. 36. study hard
    336 people
  37. 37. publish a paper
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    174 people
  38. 38. develop and eye for joy
    1 entry
    1 person
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have a better understanding of economics and actually do something with it! (read all 2 entries…)

This was the stupidest idea I’ve had in a while. uggggh.

not leave a trail of awkwardness with Greg

it’s a personal problem

develop and eye for joy

Blessing life may be more about learning how to celebrate life than learning to fix life. It may require an appreciation of life as it is and an acceptance of much in life that we cannot understand. It may mean developing an eye for joy. It is not necessary to sit in judgment in order to move things forward, and our anger may not be the most potent tool for change. Most important, it requires the humility to know that we are not in this task of restoring the world alone.

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