Yesterday, I met Angela. She’s my age, and she’s at the beach every afternoon just like me. Angela sits in a tiny blue tent with her laptop and the front flap of the little tent open to the sea. I see Angela every day and we usually wave hi across the sand. Yesterday, Angela introduced herself and told me her story. She’s a trial attorney. She does her court work in the mornings and then comes to sit and work on her laptop at the beach each day after lunch and until the sun goes down. Angela has cancer. And she’s elected to not accept treatment. She’s decided to keep working but to keep working well—with her laptop and her little blue tent and the tent flap wide open to the ocean breeze and the crashing waves and the setting sun. I’ll see Angela again this evening and we’ll share a genuine smile and hello and talk about the beauty of the sun setting over the islands tonight way out at sea. And I’ll be grateful for a new friend and her brave example of effort to live well everyday and in whatever time remains.
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 GoingAlone.org or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at: https://lnkd.in/gFgfGmY6
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. Principle of Family 13. Public Speaking 14. Temperance 15. Life Will Not Go Well 16. The Horror Show 17. That Which Must Be Borne 18. The Feast of Offal 19. Distraction 20. Agency and The Great Indifference 21. The Best Seat in the House 22. The Restless Man 23. The Path of Wildness 24. The Great Life Adventure 25. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 26. Sin and Damnation 27. Complete Oblivion 28. The Season of Philosophy
29. Scriptwriting 30. Bullseye Aim 31. The Uphill Climb 32. Arena and Utility 33. Nothing IS enough 34. 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.