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The Good Life - 04/03/2023 - Frail, flabby & weak

I went to the beach to swim yesterday for the first time since before we visited Japan. It was different, warm and sweet with spring, with lots of people, laughter and fun. I sat on my towel by the water’s edge, people all about, and took off my shirt to shiver in the spring beach air. Too cold…shirt and sweater back on. I was frustrated I’d let myself go so far, become so frail and flabby and weak; when just two months back I could come alone to this empty beach during winter storms and toss myself laughing into the icy, churning sea. I could stand then nearly naked, wet and dripping against a beating wind, fingers and toes numb and sharp with delicious pain, alive and well in the face of it all. Now, I’m pale, fat and weak again… But I know the way back. It’s simply a matter of routine and resolve and time. This is not a problem I do not know how to solve.


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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