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The Good Life - 03/29/2023 - The best story I’ve ever met *

Yesterday, I finished Jens Peter Jacobsen’s novel Neils Lyhne, which I promptly added to my short list of must read books. I placed the book right at the end, number eighteen, in the place of honor, right after the Bible, in a series of books ordered according to their unfolding breadth and importance in the story of contemporary, Western human life. The book is that good—the new crown jewel in the treasury kept safe within my mind and memory of everything I can remember of the books that I’ve ever read. This is the book I’ll keep beside my deathbed should I then have the energy or faculty to read; and if not, it is the book I’ll stare at as the light of my life fades, and I draw near to the empty forever. The book is that good. Possibly the best story I’ve ever met.


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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