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The Good Life - 03/17/2023 - Salad dressing

Updated: Mar 18, 2023

Yumiko and I have so far failed in our efforts to contact the owner of the one house in Japan which we’d hoped to buy. But we’ll keep trying. This failure has caused us to resume our search, and what fun that process is! Especially as we now know better the actual lay of the land in our target area, as well as where and how we are, and are not, willing to make compromise. One place we found yesterday, a farm actually, turns out to be somewhere I know well, near a village I once visited on my bicycle in a video I made thirteen years ago called “Getting lost on the road to Yui” (link in comments). When I realized this, that the house was somewhere I knew, it was like a great scenic backdrop suddenly descended from the sky to fill the house and surrounding mountains and community with atmosphere: soft spring rain, swirling valley mists, the roar of water flowing everywhere in rivers, streams and waterfalls, the humid warmth rising off a verdant vegetable patch beside a quiet temple, and the deep and welcoming gloom of bamboo groves swaying and cracking in the breeze. You get none of that from a real estate listing, though I know these thing are real at that place as I’ve been there and experienced all this and much more for myself. I told Yumiko over dinner “That house is in a NICE area” and I really meant it. I can even smell, hear and feel the property now.


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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