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The Good Life - 04/18/2023 - Stuck in the sand *

I figured something out this morning, discovered one reason why we stay. It’s the inertia of old age, the lost momentum of youth, all spun down and spent, leaving us like heavy trucks stuck in deep sand, wheels spinning, no traction at all. And how much more stuck we become if our truck is full in the back with everything we possess: the stacked and filled boxes in our closets, cupboards crammed with goods, a garage lined and piled with everything imaginable, plus the strange things we never need but carry with us everywhere in the back of our car. And at work too, cluttered things in the drawer with the old stapler we rarely use, and all along the edge of our desk collecting monthly dust. No wonder we don’t go, though we want to. When our full lives are buried up to the wheels in deep sand and the forward motion of youth is gone and fully spent. “Stuck we are,” like Luke Skywalker’s X-wing deep in the muck. Some sort of Force will be needed to get us up from here. Too bad no such Force is truly real.


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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