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The Good Life - 03/28/2023 - Hard, necessary & important work *

Yumiko and I trudged through the beach sand yesterday after work with our dogs. It was a good trudge, satisfying after a hard Monday of work. The sand seemed especially thick as we were far up from the waves, avoiding the bigger dogs which unsettle our littler dogs. But when the big dogs were clear we walked together closer to the water’s edge, lapping like a wet dog’s tongue up and down the sand, so cold and wet and salty and inviting. An easier place to walk, the sand hard and firm like soft clay. We didn’t talk much, too tired from the day to engage—no words needed anyway, as we both know the score when it comes to Monday evenings. Tuesday evenings too, Wednesday also for that matter. These are the days to press through. Especially when there’s important responsibility to fulfill. Push and trudge through the sand until the hard and necessary and important work is done. That’s our decided purpose after all, to complete our hard and necessary and important work—through the thick sand and the thin.


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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