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STOIC POETRY | I fear no social circumstance...

Updated: Sep 4, 2021

I fear no social circumstance For I've been to Mt. Wildness

This quote is from the chapter of Going Alone titled The Path of Wildness. I meant this blurb to convey the sense I sometimes feel of largely overcoming my fear and anxiety regarding most social situations, by way of my experiences alone in the deep wild - upon The Path of #Wildness. This is because #GoingAlone very deeply has a way of lifting the veil on the quite contrived and utterly impermanent fact of our lives, and the ephemeral, spiderweb-like fabric of our society. How trivial then my upset a mistake at work, or a flaw in my product, or some embarrassing mix-up between friends. This was the sense that #GoingAlone very deeply gave to me. This was the result of my Great Life #Adventures, and my #Reason, and the resulting #Maturity which came of these.

When we linger long within the warm confines of the familiar, we fail to know just what a confined and confining hole we really live in. We mistake then for fresh, the stale air of our close and cramped quarters - and we take then for serious, our petty complaints, upsets and interpersonal dramas. Why not step away from the crowd? You don't need to go very far. Just over that rise in the distance...where you can hear and see the silence...and then know that the #Indifference is real.


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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