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The Good Life - 02/20/2023 - The rain and the wind and snow *

Day three of COVID and the virus is back and fighting. I’ll try and do less today and mostly just read and watch shows on TV. I want to go back to work tomorrow, which is alright and safe as I work from home, though I’ll need my voice for meetings and my wits to do my job well—an investment now in a good day of nothing is just what Nurse Yumiko ordered. But the weather is so nice today, and it’s hard to sit here inside, when there’s warmth and sunshine and a nice ocean breeze and sea sounds coming through my open window. Maybe I should try to remember this experience, and plan for old age in a place where the weather is poor, and the indoors are nice by compare, and where I won’t feel trapped being so old and unable to go outside. Then, I won’t mind sitting in my room wearing warm socks, with a folded blanket across my lap, and a cup of hot tea, and looking outside at the cold rain and the wind and snow? But who am I trying to fool—give me the cold rain and the wind and snow any day. That’s the hardest part of being sick so far—the remaining indoors.


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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