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The Good Life - 02/18/2023 - Striving to be always ready to die *

There’s nothing like a brush with a dangerous virus to make me wonder if I’m wasting much time in life. It’s a dress rehearsal for the real deal, if not the real deal itself. The question is: what exactly constitutes a well-lived life? And what does it mean to be ready to die? For me, it’s about the effort—if not the end—of the fulfillment of responsibility which we deem important; and the living of a life of virtue, where virtue is defined as nothing more than our efforts undertaken to improve the well being of thinking creatures; and the effort—again, if not the fulfillment—of our decided personal ambition. So yeah, a brush with a dangerous virus can be a scary thing, especially if I’m without any good measure of what the danger really is.


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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