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The Good Life - 02/27/2023 - Pretending to worry *

Big waves arrived last night. It was around 2:30 A.M. and their crashing woke me, and woke something else—my work worry. Funny thing is, I’ve nothing really to worry over now at work, as things are going well and there’s no current need to fret. So, I laid there listening to the big waves crashing—hearing them through the closed window, like the muffled percussion of some far off concert. And I struggled with nothing to worry about; like a caring mother whose children are all grown, yet who still rises before dawn wishing to make her family breakfast—with no one to feed. I woke this morning to worry—but I’ve no worry to feed. So, I began making stuff up. Pitiful. And I began polishing the smoke-colored emotion of worry which I keep upon a low and near shelf in my mind—more pitiful still. I’ll need to adjust this habit I’ve fallen into of work worry before dawn, which is going to kill me if I keep it up. Part of me thinks it’s too late now for an effective change, escape being my only option. But it’s too soon now to run, as I must remain a little longer yet. But then, everywhere I could possibly go there’s the always the sea, and the big waves that come sometimes before dawn, sounding through every closed window, waking me before the sun will ever rise.


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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