The Good Life - 03/16/2023 - suddenly asleep
Suddenly asleep… That’s what happens now when I sit in this chair. It happened just now, after recording this video and with my thumb over the keyboard about to type out these words. Suddenly asleep—but only for a few minutes, five or ten at most, and then I’m awake, like a panicked groom oversleeping on his wedding day. I wouldn’t mind so much if I didn’t have to stay alert and be on the ball at work all day—otherwise, I’d take my book and go for long city walks to read as I step and wander, feeling the terrain with my feet and peripheral vision, stumbling a bit here and there over sidewalk cracks, tree roots and curbs. And I’d stop where I find benches, and sit down to close my eyes and fade away for ten minutes of public sleep; waking suddenly with a startling alarm, scaring small children and dogs, regaining my bearings and my book before I’m off again on my wander. That would be a nice life indeed—a life where intermittent dozing is more a feature than a bug.
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 GoingAlone.org or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at: https://lnkd.in/gFgfGmY6
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.
You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.
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