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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Decide whether or not to buy a car


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I have been thinking about buying a car for a while now, but haven’t been able to come to a decision. The car would be for a few pracitical reasons (getting groceries, going to my parents etc.), a few good reasons (being able to go horse riding etc.) and probably another lazy reasons (go to work in half the time). On the other hand there is the huge cost involved even if I leave out the cost of buying (which I don’t mind as much) and the environmental cost. I am not much of an environmentalist, but I do feel bad sitting in a car all by myself, while there is a good public transport system available.

The next slight challenge is actually buying a car given my lack of expertise or interest in cars. Luckily I have brothers and friends willing to help, but in the end I guess I need to make a decision and I don’t even know where to start.

Anyway, I don’t want to leave this hanging forever. Either I buy a car or I leave it for another year and take a decision then. 3 years ago


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