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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The Girl In the Picture ~ Judi Young 2 years ago


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Secrets of Cancer Survivors ~ Elizabeth Gould 3 years ago


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Becky and the Worry Cup Wendy S. Harpham 3 years ago


newsurfiegirlI think I have missed a few :0(

but here is one of the latest ones

Dear Eddie By Danny Russell 3 years ago


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Theskysthelimit1976The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

I really enjoyed this book!

Great narrative… tragic but gentle… historical and present…

The faceless man appears periodically throughout the novel that left me questioning about the symbolism… deepest fears? The curse?

Good read. Kept me very entertained and wanting to come back for more. I give it a 8 out of 10. :) 3 years ago


Theskysthelimit1976The Unbearable Lightness of Being

This week, I read a book called “The Unbearable Lightness of Being”for my bookclub.

Here is a synopsis of the book.

SPOILER I guess…

In the last page of the novel, he writes: “And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.” Interestingly, he doesn’t write the book chronologically and he retells the stories through multiple characters, thus creating repetition. Very clever!

The book has some great philosophical undertones…. it’s NOT a feel good book but it definitely get the reader thinking about the cycle of suffering. As humans, we are constantly seeking happiness… this brought me to a buddhist concept.. we are in a constant state of suffering though because we are attached. The characters in the book definitely display constant suffering. Happiness is fleeting.

Kind of depressing novel but interesting to discuss and philosophize about. It also centers around Nihlism (-labels all values as worthless, therefore, nothing can be known or communicated.
associates itself with extreme pessimism and a radical skepticism, having no loyalties.)

Do I recommend it? Ummmm… I wouldn’t say don’t read it. It’s got some good points to it for sure. And is writing is beautiful!! His metaphors are so creatively gorgeous! 3 years ago


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