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The Good Life - 01/05/2023 - Apathy needs a home *

I’m anticipating this coming trip to Japan like none before. In the past, I’ve fretted over the details of travel, the obstacles and expense as well as nagging reminders of what I think I should be doing besides having a fun time together with my wife. Those concerns are silent—utterly quiet. I think this is due to my age, and the fact that Emily is grown, and the constant dream of quiet retirement that lingers in my mind always now like a sweet hunger for breakfast at dawn. There’s no time left frankly for nonsense worry or doubt, even if the worries are real, we’ll work ‘em out—we always do. So, this weekend, Yumiko and I will plan and scheme with abandon our coming two weeks back home in Japan, and we’ll go there and perhaps find our last community, and a place to hang our hats for good and done, someplace where past challenges become sweet with memory and new challenges can be met away from the fray of midlife, within the calculated and decided venue of oncoming old age.

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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