The Good Life - 02/15/2023 - I fell asleep on the freeway *
It was a scary drive home yesterday, falling asleep on the freeway while driving during rush hour. I did stop the car to doze beside the road which helped, and got me home safe without hurting anyone. I think however that I do need to stop driving any longer than a few minutes until I can figure out what is going on and why I can’t stay awake while driving long distance. And I guess it’s time to make yet another appointment with my doctor...
I don’t really mind whatever is going on with my health. I am getting old after all and it’s time perhaps for these things to begin to happen. Though I’d like to transition Yumiko and I out of the fast-lane of life if this body of mine is indeed breaking down; as I don’t want us stranded among the high-speed motorists (literally and figuratively) blaring their horns and shouting their upset at us for not keeping up the hard core and frenetic Southern California pace. And I certainly don’t want to hurt anyone or fail in my responsibility by remaining too long.
It’s very good that we’ve recently been to Japan, which Yumiko and I have clearly identified as our safe parachute landing zone should we need to jump out of the plane of current life. And our parachutes are packed… I need to remember that—we can jump if we need to.
But, I don’t want to jump. As we still have good work here to complete. There’s still another few years left to finish our America goals. I guess I’ll just ring Dr. Doh again today to make an appointment for Friday to talk. It’s a good thing his office is just down the street from where I live, as it seems I can no longer trust myself to drive any further than that. Though maybe I’ll just walk over to see him…
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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
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My name is Kurt Bell.
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