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Day fifteen ocean swim

Updated: Nov 27, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving Day to my fellow Americans and USA residents. I hope that everyone has much to be thankful for. For me, I’m grateful for my job, which allows me to care for my family and gives me a meaning-filled reason to get up and try hard every day. I’m also grateful for this hot wind blowing hard offshore, pelting me with sand and holding up the three-foot swells into peeling walls breaking fast both left and right in front of lifeguard tower 18. Dinner is in a few hours. But I’ll sit here now and get pelted with sand and burned with the hot sun and read my book and watch and listen to the surfers and body-boarders hooting while they get barreled. There’s cold beer in the fridge, a bottle of Asahi and Sapporo to ring in tonight’s feast. But first the sun. And the wind. And the life that I must work hard always to make good.

The Good Life Meditation is my daily recitation and reminder of personal objectives and principles used in pursuit of a purposeful life in spite of a universe of seeming indifference. Learn more about The Good Life at my website or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at:

OBJECTIVES: 1. Be Always Ready to Die 2. Make Good Use of Time and Resources 3. Develop Good and Sound Life Principles 4. Cultivate Good Emotional Reactions 5. Perform Good Actions 6. Recognize True Limits and Opportunity 7. One Thing Slowly

PRINCIPLES: 1. Principle of War 2. Principle of Reason 3. Homunculus 4. Anchorhold 5. Home of Good and Evil 6. Principle of Purpose 7. Atomic Principle 8. Principle of Nature 9. The Pirate Ride 10. Principle of Maturity 11. Social Principle 12. Public Speaking 13. Temperance 14. Life Will Not Go Well 15. The Horror Show 16. That Which Must Be Borne 17. The Feast of Offal 18. Distraction 19. Agency and The Great Indifference 20. The Best Seat in the House 21. The Restless Man 22. The Path of Wildness 23. The Great Life Adventure 24. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 25. Sin and Damnation 26. Complete Oblivion 27. The Season of Philosophy 28. Bullseye Aim 29. The Uphill Climb 30. Arena and Utility 31. Nothing IS enough 32. The Principle of Fun


My name is Kurt Bell.

You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.

Be safe... But not too safe.


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