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The Good Life - 01/22/2023 - The color of virtue *

Just four work days left before a two week vacation. I was up last night thinking about work, planning how things will go while I’m away. Yumiko was doing the same. We both need to let our jobs go for a bit. We work with good people, who know what they are doing and who in the end, don’t really need us. In fact, in some ways they’ll do better without us, and it’s good practice for us to get out of the way and watch them fill the space we now occupy with their own improved methods and ideas. And after we’re gone in a few years they can become the ones who will fret about the “right” way to do our—er, their jobs, until it’s their turn to go and disappear and soon become forgot. And on and on, bodies coming and going and rising and fading and everyone at last utterly forgot. Hmmm… Maybe I won’t lose so much sleep tonight after all.

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. 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.


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