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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StephenHappy Mothers Day 2013

The world is a better place because of the love and nurturing of my mother. I am wishing all 43Things mothers a wonderful and joyous day and thank you all for truly making the world a better place! 16 months ago


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StephenSupporting Marriage Equality

The world is a better place when everyone is able to enjoy the same rights and protections no matter where you live or who you are. The LGBT community is one of the last minorities that are still discriminated against and this needs to stop. No matter what the Supreme Court decides, I want to speak loudly and clearly that I support equal rights including marriage rights for all!

You can help more people be aware by adopting a LGBT Human Rights Avatar for your profile too.

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applepieThe Great Dictator Speech - Charlie Chaplin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INfYc3SHh1U

In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

I must remember to watch this every so often. 19 months ago


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applepieAlzheimer's

My good friend told me her grandpa was missing.. I was so shocked. I remember I played badminton with him when I was a kid. He’s been suffering from Alzheimer’s and the disease makes him forget almost everything. He walked out of home the other way and never came back… They have been out trying to find him but he’s just disappeared. It’s so heartbroken. I can’t image what would happen to him in such cold winter days.. He’s been missing for almost half month.. They say the chance of finding him is very small.. I feel so sad. It seems all of a sudden Alzheimer’s is everywhere. My uncle just died from it. and a lot of old people are missing because of it. I hope more people can be aware of Alzheimer’s. I want to find ways to get involved with it. Yes I should. 20 months ago


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StephenIn Memory of Hal

It came as a shock that one of my co-workers past away at work on Tuesday and was only found yesterday. Although he was older than me, he was in good health and better physical shape than me, always active and keeping busy. He wasn’t a close friend, but working with him for 15 years we developed a bond despite our differences. And basically in an instant, he was gone.

I felt instantly affected with remorse and sympathy for his wife and children. The time we have to live our lives is short, and that time is so precious. I think we forget sometimes that we need to make the world a better place for ourselves first. Too many thoughts are going through my head to write more. I lost my best friend 11 years ago in much the same way and it feels so hard, so wrong because they and I are not so different. Rest in peace Hal. 21 months ago


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Pictures like that make me realize how lucky I am.. 2 years ago


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StephenCry for the innocent

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