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The Good Life - 05/01/2023 - Sleep apnea *

I’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, and must begin wearing a nasal mask at night while I sleep. I don’t mind growing old, and death doesn’t scare me much, but wearing that mask is something I really don’t want. I feel weak and frail with that thing on, like I’m an old man on life support, which I guess I am. But wow! What a difference. For when I wear the mask I do indeed sleep better; so there is something to this. However, my tolerance wearing the mask is very low and I pulled it off last night in frustration sometime around midnight, only to resume my less restful sleep without the mask. So, tonight I’ll wear it again. And I’ll accept that this mask, and this treatment, are simply something I should do in spite of how I feel.

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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