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The Good Life - 03/07/2023 - To finish our work

Such a nice visit from Emily yesterday. She appeared as from nowhere on a Monday (she’d warned us she was coming the day before, though I’d forgot), sending her mother and me a text message saying ”I’ll be there in thirty minutes” which I didn’t notice for fifteen. And at once she was here. And she set up shop at the sofa and went to work attending classes, doing assignments and calling friends as university students do, while Yumiko and I each attended to our own work. Emily brought such youth and vivacity into our home, which is such a contrast to the settled and sober pace and mood which Yumiko and I maintain during the week. And then she was gone, collecting her things and out the door and off to her young university life and people and events and ways—spilling from our home all full of the charge and energy and courage which I remember in myself from a dim past now gone. As she left I knew the future was good, and in the hands of those whose turn was next, as it always is, each generation giving way to another who sprint from their parent’s door fearless, like they own the world, like they got this. Which they do. They got this.


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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