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The Good Life - 03/20/2023 - Falling out of the parade *

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

I was thinking today how this prolonged illness is making me fall behind in the parade. Not yet. Not really. Though I feel it’s happening if I don’t get better and keep up. We’re all of us marching together in a stream like a parade at Fourth of July. Waving flags and pushing floats, leading dogs, juggling, playing music, dancing and all the rest. Though gradually each of us begins to falter and fall away, slowing and drifting back through the ranks, others stepping around us with sidelong glances or perhaps taking an arm to help us keep up. But still we slow and further falter—insisting at last to be allowed to sit. And so we join the watchers of the parade by the sidelines, the others like ourselves who can’t or won’t keep up. And we watch together as the parade continues to pass. It never stops, going on just fine like we were never part.


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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