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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Miorev147free football streaming 9 months ago

chadallac1Whos down?

I want to go. Hit me up with an idea. 22 months ago


im waiting for that door to open, and giving it a week then im going out the window. im 25 and have been everywere in th us. tried everything i was able to atleast 1s now im going to do this. 2 years ago


Set fire to the rain baby lets go!!!! I’m damn show on my way:) 2 years ago

Chad MccarnLost

After watching whats seems to be a reasonable amount of documentaries about wild life, human nature, government policy and procedure, human condition, and many many more important and entertaining pieces, i’ve come to realize about as much as i would have if i hadn’t watched these things. Yes, i think i know more about what i perceive as life, but the more i find out, the more i realize that i have no idea what im doing. i have that unwavering urge to just say “fuck it! im fucking gone!”, and im sure im not the only one who has submersed under the passing wave of eagerness and angst. I’m 21 going on 22 soon and i’ve spent 5 years thinking about freedom, into the wild, individualism, expression/understanding, and curiosity for the unknown. This is not a feeling that passes if it is truly what you feel you are supposed to do. Some people feel the desire to lead their nation and spend millions of dollars achieving their goal. all im wanting is to take the leap of faith despite all of the expectations that i carry from family, friends, and peers. I love me. I know how to love others. I’m capable of the perfect human experience (which is ultimately relative to each person’s desire). And so i may not leave tomorrow, but the second i see the cage left open, i’ll make my escape. Good luck to everyone. I love you all (especially those who looked up “escape society” on google and ended up here). i wish you all peace, love, clarity, and reason. 2 years ago


i have lived my entire 15 years of life speculating the crazy world we live in, why we cut down tree’s when we know they give us the oxygen we breathe why we bow down to goverment and there every command, why i even listen to my teachers when i know they are pushing me towards the thing i am so against.there is other ways of doing things then just rebelion and violance, i have come to realise that if you want somthing or belive in somthing so bad you carn’t siit around thinking about it that does no good to what you stand for. it only 20 seconds of insanly embarrsing courgage to have somthing come out at the end of it that is amazing,i hope people start to see life as it is and not how how we live it today you don’t need routine moral code or law, for evry one who reads this i hope you see thing’s that startle you i hope you meet people with a diffrent point of view to eny who you have meet, i hope you don’t think that you are stuck in a one way system and there are short cuts out of it, i am sick of people trying to control me it’s like you have to fight for free will nowadays. 2 years ago


Just feel like I could do better. As if a fresh start could bring some type of meaning to my life. I often feel hopeless, even though my current job keeps me on the go. What to do ? 2 years ago

torro14I need out

Over the past few months I have realized that I just want to walk off and leave everything behind me. I want to spend the rest of my life travelling out of a backpack moving form place to place. There will be lots of people that I will miss and maybe even a few that will miss me but although they don’t realize it I just don’t fit! I prefer my own company and I like nothing more than to think and to see new things and new cultures. I am planning on walking from the South of England to the Highlands in Scotland first and simply camping and living off the land. Is this possible? I don’t know but I have to try. If anyone else has these feelings I would love them to share with me. 3 years ago

fritz_ostermannI want to live in a farm away from human contact

Or maybe I can reside by the mountains in the Alps 3 years ago

Michael FlutyI don't know how ?

To escape society, I am not happy, and people do not bring me any relief, it’s not their fault it’s me I am unfulfilled. So making several Indie films should help, as well as walking across America ( coast to coast ), I live in San Francisco.
So any advice is helpful, or if you have a plan, fill me in. 3 years ago

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