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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user1408434097 4 months ago

meghana hg 4 months ago


Well, looks like this site is gonna be missed.

I don’t want to lose contact with the people who I’ve made friends with on here, so to those who want to stay in contact with me, the Skype address I use is lil wilfoe. Email address: (though I haven’t been responding to email much.)

Eh, why not? Facebook: I rarely go on Facebook, too, though..

People seem to be moving to, I’ve made an account on there, too. llirbwerdnadivad 4 months ago

Lord BearclawReality, it's all we have.

We live in an amazing world with wondrous sights and discoveries waiting to be made. With any luck we will soon be branching out into space.

Geologically the Earth is over 4.5 billion years old. Humans have only been present as a differentiated species for less than 1 million years.

Barring any disease or unforeseen accidents you will each live up to about 100 years, give or take. It took 4.5 billion years of the Earth’s existence and billions of years of evolution to produce the totally unique being that is You. There is no one else quite like You in the world, and there never will be again anyone exactly like You, ever.

Be proud. Stand tall. You are uniquely You – a member of the human race, the only sentient species this world has ever produced, and You have a finite lifespan to enjoy. Don’t waste it on impossible delusions and fairy dust. 4 months ago

user1407165741 4 months ago

fairy4ever 4 months ago

Lord BearclawScience.

No dragons. No werewolves. No moon vampires. No lunar gods. No air.

This is what makes the photo possible – Science. Space travel, medicine, cellphones, computers, air conditioners, cars, escalators, plastics, hot and cold running water, refrigeration, convection/conduction stoves, microwaves, synthetic fabrics, electricity, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, prepackaged food, food delivery, air travel, vision enhancements, prosthetics, beauty and hygiene products, flushable toilets, television, Doppler radar, solar panels, hybrid engines, etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on and on and on and on interminably almost of all the products, services, and advancements that humanity has devised, implemented, or achieved all because of Science.

If you think that Science is “just another” concept that “really doesn’t do anything”, and that “magic” is real, then get rid of every single thing in your life that Science has brought you. No more clothes that you didn’t make yourself from cotton or wool produced on your farm. No more pasteurized milk from the store – milk it yourself from your cow. No more eyeglasses or contacts. No more wristwatches, cellphones, laptops, computers. Throw them out. No more toilet – you’ll have to go dig an outdoor outhouse, and when the hole eventually fills up you’ll have to cover it over with dirt and dig a new one. Have fun using the privy in Winter. Throw out everything in your house made of plastic – CDs, DVDs, combs, brushes, buttons, shoes, etc. etc. etc. No more medicines – not even aspirin – sorry, but you’ll have to brew your own willowbark tea for that. Having pain? Too bad. No more inoculations against chicken pox, measles, pertussis, etc.

Now replace any one item or service that Science has brought you with “magic”. Go ahead. Let’s see it.

The best thing that I can hope for all of you as this site shuts down is LEARN. Keep looking for the answers – find out what is real and what is fantasy. Keep an open mind but don’t become gullible. Question everything – especially anything that asks you to trust in unproven or undocumented hypotheses. Remember what P.T. Barnum once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” And lastly, remember that you are a Human Being, a member of the only sentient, self-aware species this planet has ever produced. You are the product of 4.5 billion year of evolution. Act like it. 5 months ago

user1405565444 5 months ago


Well I left this goal a long time ago but apparently it’s shutting down…..

I’ll always be chasing after this goal I just wish things could go back to the way they used to be. 5 months ago

Kitsune 5 months ago

Eden 幻想Hello

Just popping in. I’ve given up this goal a long time ago. Why? A lot of reasons, but mainly because I was a child and now I have better things to occupy my time with.
Advice for new members: You have joined this goal for a reason. I have talked with many old members on this goal and have seen a trend. I know for a fact I wanted to become a Fae because life wasn’t working out for me. I was depressed, abused, abandoned, lonely, you name it, I felt it. I wanted to escape it. I wanted to believe that there is a wonder to this world that I came to hate. This is your journey. I can only guide you through it by my own experiences, but you have to come to your own conclusion on your own.
I can’t say I know what happened to some of the old members. I’ve lost contact with a number of them. Others, I can say are doing a lot better. They came from the same dark place as me, and came out as graceful as a fairy.

I’m always here if you need support. I may be some stranger on the internet, but I genuinely care about you. Take care, and good luck. 5 months ago

Marina Zale 6 months ago

_Ember_Look at this

So a few days ago, I received a real field guide about faeries from a Wiccan’s Book of Shadows. This thing is legit..thinking about making a blog about it. It has information such as the types of faeries/spirits, how to come into contact with the fae, how to project yourself into the other realms. Guys, this stuff is real. 6 months ago

_Ember_ 6 months ago

kaciemay 6 months ago

kaciemaymy all-time wish

hello guys,its kaciemay here and just popping in to say that my all-time wish is to have/grow wings or become a fairy 6 months ago

beesanelf 7 months ago

RuthDreamRandom Mythical things etc..

I’m here looking for spells. I might post some blogs about fairies, vampires, werewolves or mermaid etc.. Well, you can check my profile out if you want to. :3 Have a great life!!! :DDDD :333


RuthDream 7 months ago

sisterbearcub 8 months ago

user1394335597 8 months ago

kara2222 8 months ago

Lord BearclawThe real truth about "Auras".

Auras are not real.
The human body only generates three quantifiable forms of energy: neurological, electromagnetic, and thermal. None of these three forms can be seen with the human eye, which only picks up light in the visible spectrum.

If there was a certain “special” kind of person who could see such nebulous and heretofore unknown energies while the great majority could not, then it stands to reason such a “gift” would be hereditary and subject to the laws of genetics as modeled by Mendel. This means that out of a current global population of almost 7 billion 25% or 1.7 billion would have the gift to see auras.

It still also does not explain how they could perceive such an energy field in the first place – as I said, the human eye only registers lightwaves in the visible spectrum – it cannot pick up neural, electromagnetic, or thermal energy until thermal generates enough energy to produce visible radiation, like a flame or superheated metal.

What is far more likely is the possibility of visual defects in so-called “aura readers” which cause them to erroneously assume they are “blessed” with a supernatural gift to detect a heretofore unknown, undiscovered, and nebulous energy field of unknown origin and etiology when all scientific observation clearly shows that auras are not real.

Examination by Kirlian photography is inconclusive and non-empirical data at best, as Kirlian measures and records electromagnetic field fluctuations. Every living thing has an EM field, and such fields are in constant flux. Again, the human eye cannot pick up or register EM fields.

Half-baked theories of “etheric doubles” and other such twaddle have absolutely zero basis in fact and in reality are fantastical speculations only. Usually individuals claiming “special” knowledge of such theories are quick to qualify that “science” has no evidence of such things but cannot explain how it is that “they” know these things when scientific observation does not. There are no “true” psychics. Psychic phenomena is completely without any credible evidence to back up its claims, and is usually the purview of the con artist, the scammer, and the egotistical maniac.

I challenge anyone who says these fantasies are real to submit a claim to the James Randi Foundation to prove such paranormal abilities or claims are real. The Foundation is offering a 1 million dollar prize to anyone who can substantiate proof. BTW, no one has ever successfully claimed the money. Good luck. 8 months ago

Lord BearclawSpells and "Magic(k)"

Spells do not work. Magick, regardless of spelling, is not real.

No amount of mumbo jumbo, wand-waving, rhyme making, circle casting, incense burning, candle lighting, athame wielding, hocus pocus can so much as alter one single thing in objective reality.

Don’t believe me? Want to prove me wrong? Ok. Set a analog and a digital clock on a table with a yellow #2 pencil. Set both clocks to the exact same second. Now turn on a video recording device and synchronize it with the clocks, setting it to display the timestamp in the video. Mark the pencil with a knife in a unique manner that cannot be easily duplicated.

Now, use your “magic” to change the pencil from yellow to green. Make it bend double. Transmute it into a green bird made from a pencil. Give it two feet and make it hop. On video, without removing any of the items from the table, and no pauses, lookaways, or anything blocking the pencil and clocks from sight for even a second.

Go ahead. Let’s see it. 8 months ago

nikki2222 8 months ago

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lalainj 11 months ago

Lord BearclawThe Tuatha deDanaan and the Alfar.

You are all 100% human, born of two 100% human parents, as was their parents before them, and their parents before them, and so on and so forth.

There are no such things as “Fae”. The Fae, Fairies, Fair Folk, Twyleth Teg, Sidhe,Tuatha deDanaan, etc. are all derived from the ancient meeting of disparate and different tribes of humans. Most of the legends come from Ireland, where the settlers moving into the area were fair and tall compared to the natives who were shorter and dark of hair. This has become distorted down through the centuries in the myths of the Tuatha and the Firbolg, who may have actually been the surviving remnant of Neanderthal man. We know from DNA testing that the genetic legacy of Neanderthal man is present in and disseminated throughout modern human lineage, proving that the Neanderthal heritage was recessive compared to the Dominant genetics of HomoSapiens, and thus also proving that we assimilated them through interbreeding.

The Tuatha, or Fair Folk conquered the Firbolg, and over the years assimilated them through warfare and intermarrying, with the genetic code of the newcomers being Dominant. Much later other tribes moved into the area, and the process was repeated, except that the new tribes immortalized the Tuatha as “elves” or the Fair Folk, and even though they were either beaten in warfare or assimilated in interbreeding the newcomers found it to be much more pleasing to pretend in stories that the Fair Folk had retreated into “faerie mounds” or vanished into other worlds.
The legends were also colored by the inclusion of ideas from other Germanic/Norwegian tribes, whose stories of Asgard incorporated tales of short dwarves who lived in underground cavern kingdoms and tall, graceful elves, or Alfar, who lived in the otherwordly realm of Alfheim and were ruled by the god Frey.

Over the centuries Man spread throughout England and Ireland, building roads, villages, farms, cities, etc. and encroaching more and more on the land. The savage and wild corners of the maps were slowly filled in, and as it became apparent that there were no “elf” cities just over the horizon, or deep in the forests, we relegated them to being under the hills, in subterranean realms of wonder. Gradually we shrunk the elves in our tales, and the tall Alfar or Tuatha disappeared from our stories, replaced by tiny pixies, sprites, boggans, etc.

The faeries are nothing more than the watered down, corrupted legends of ancient man, born from a time when the tribes of Man were different enough that each group thought that the other was something supernatural or alien 11 months ago

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