"Poor fortune borne well...

Updated: May 19

...is good fortune." -Marcus Aurelius


I've struggled a bit lately with maintaining my balance through life. It's not a deep issue or struggle - at least I hope not...not yet at least - as I simply seem to be off my game with regard to my ability to keep my balanced footing through the day. I'm getting old. And I feel it. Death is coming. And I know it. Time is certainly running out - and it runs out faster than life itself.


Work is harder now. I can't go so far or so long...


Fatigue comes sooner. And I can't get back on my feet so fast after a good rest.


I think this is our common challenge - you too are getting old.


Today, a friend wanted to chat - and I clearly turned him down as my body was done with society for the day. This is the principle of #nature. I wanted to do better, yet I could not. This is the principle of #Bullseye aim.


Two days back a coworker wanted to work - and I turned him down as my body was done with work for the day. This is the principle of #nature. I wanted to do better, yet I could not. This is the principle of #Bullseye aim.


I'll sit now for a few hours and pretend to rest. Though it's hard for me to pretend there's really much rest. I'll instead simply bear the fatigue well. I'll bear the confusion well. I'll bear the fact of decline well. As I know that "misfortune borne well is good fortune."

My name is Kurt Bell.


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


Be safe... But not too safe.


#Stoic #Nature #Bullseye #Temperance #GoingAlone #TheGoodLife #softypapa #KurtBell

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Going Alone was begun by Kurt Bell in an effort to help others understand and manage  the recognition of the apparent indifference of the universe to our well being, happiness or even our existence, and to find ways to make a good life in spite of this fact.

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