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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.

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A question about this goal: I'll really appreciate your thoughts--I am being denied a scholarship at a school in India when I am eligable for one but the authorities talk about my age and deny my application. From what I hear this is unfair and unheard of--What do I do? February 10th, 2009 19:23


ElliH12 is painting, painting, painting

I don’t know anything about scholarships/India so I can’t be of much help. If I were you I would look further into this with the authorities. I would talk with people who have had experiences with going to school in India.
The old saying the sweaky wheel gets the grease.
So just keep asking questions.

I have no idea of scholarships in India. But if the age is not a condition of the scholarship you should organise an official complain. Look to see if India has any Equal employment opportunity office and regulation since this is discriminatory and could be reverted if so.

Jared Matthew Sewell is learning new things and loving life...

Dear Goodwish, you must begin at the beginning… Find out specifcally on what grounds your application is being denied and “GET IT IN WRITING”! Then determine what the governing higherarchy is and what appeals process is available and the rules for appealing your denial! Once you have an official answer to why you are denied access to the institue of your choice you can then take the information to a lawyer that is local to the institution and possibly employ their services in approaching the establishment on your behalf or in the very least gain there educated advice on the best possible means for achieving your goals given local laws and customs… Good Luck!!!

Christin3 SUMMER

I agree with Jared. If they’re worried about your age, find out why. Or, maybe they’re using your age as a cover-up for a more important issue that they don’t want to talk about. Look at the application, go over the fine print and rules and considerations, and make sure you filled it out properly. Double check if there’s anything about age. Then find out what offices are responsible for the application, and ask them, respectfully, why you were turned down. If they evade, something’s up and you could file a complaint. If they’re worried that you’ll experience bad things or they give a reason that seems stupid, do a bit of research to see if their answers make sense. Take care, and good luck!

A few weeks ago when I was in India and learning ..NET at NIIT (Mumbai) I was told by center head my scholarship had been declined because I do not fall in their age criteria.
I knew it right then that I was going to do something about it but I needed some time to think. I finally found out some names of higher authorities at NIIT and yesterday I wrote letters to all of them. It was important for me that they knew how I feel. I feel discouraged from studying. The three months that I studied at NIIT, I learnt a few things about programming but unfortunately I also feel like a slave to my age. We are free people and freedom should be respected and encouraged.
Now I am happy to put it all behind me and move on. I’ve had enough. I will not venture into any more educational projects in India again until the educational infrastructure changes to become more ego boosting, self esteem raising environment. I love my motherland but not the school.

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