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The Good Life - 01/05/2023 - Another deep breath *

Last night, lying in bed, I listened to the sound of the waves collapsing upon the beach. I could hear the peel of big peaks drawing left or right, and the closeout of shorebreak, and every few minutes the cacophony of set waves sweeping over everything. All this from a mile and a half away, the sound seemingly channeled up Main Street from the pier to our little yard at Delaware, just like the Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade which concludes each year before our door. There is also a background sound to the waves, reminiscent of the three degree Kelvin background static which pervades the entire universe, the echo and leftover of our Big Bang creation. The sound of the sea at night is clearest just before dawn, and I know the alarm might soon go off and I must then get out of bed for another day of life—a day pulsing with the activity of email, deadlines, issues and meetings, activity rising and falling like the sea; restless, crashing, loud at times and constant; sometimes sweeping and forever crackling with low static. Day and night then, there’s forever here the sound of the sea.

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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