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The Good Life - 04/11/2023 - The social portals

Updated: Apr 12, 2023

I spend a half hour now every evening on the Discord voice channel, which has become my pleasant social routine. People come and go, a few regulars, lots of time though it’s just me. I sit there with the camera on, practicing guitar, welcoming and saying goodbye to people who explain their today and their plans for tomorrow. I stay until Yumiko calls me to dinner, and then I issue my own goodbye and the social screen winks out and everyone’s gone. I put away the guitar and then close all the blinds, check the locks on the doors, and the whole world is vanished but my wife and me and our two little dogs and our show. But tomorrow the blind’s will open again and the front door will unlock to let in the cool morning breeze; and I’ll throw open the computer, first to my colleagues, and then after work to my friends. And so it goes, social and private, social and private—a good balance of first everything and anyone, and then just us.


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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