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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Trying not to judge my country

by Amania@43T

Yesterday I had my first opportunity to put the theory into action with an average success. I found myself in a place I thought is ugly, dirty and my first thought was I hate this country because it is so ugly in comparison to other countries I have seen. But then I remembered my goal and tried to look objectively around and it was quite refreshing experience. Instead of judging I looked at things and I tried to change my attitude. I asked myself a few helpful questions – How can I expect this country to be beautiful when it’s democratic only 20 years? For 50 years this country was not free, and earlier wasn’t any better because of the war. This country needs time to take off like other western countries. When I saw something ugly or trashy instead of anger I tried to feel it’s funny and I tried to take funny pictures of absurd things, and I thought I will send them to my friends with funny notes. So here is my conclusion: be the photographer of life – observe, take mental pictures, do not judge. In every place you can find something beautiful like flowers, trees, the birds singing beautifully, some landscapes are nice too, and remember that not all the buildings are architectural nightmare.

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