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The Good Life - 04/10/2023 - Tempted by faith

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

I really was upset yesterday. All day long. It was that darn passage from Kant. The one which I shared on social media and which I thought had swept the rug right out from under the feet of my epistemology. I thought I was done, had nowhere to go, and was doomed to spend the rest of my thinking life adrift in a sea of faith. The experience was also a little thrilling of course, like discovering the emperor really has no clothes. But I’m grateful better informed minds stepped in and set me straight, told me that the emperor really has a fine set of clothes, and even showed me where I could examine the emperor’s closet if I like, turning me in the right direction to see. But what if that hadn’t happened? Where might my mind and life have begun to drift if someone better informed didn’t step in to help? That’s a little scary to imagine… As I really think that I skirted a dangerous crossroads yesterday, bypassed a fork in the road leading down into the misty forest of entangled human imagination, superstition, want and belief. The scariest part of all is, I was almost tempted to go.


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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